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Mountain Stream Taiwanese Sheng(Sold Out Until Spring 2020)
Mountain Stream Taiwanese Sheng(Sold Out Until Spring 2020)
Mountain Stream Taiwanese Sheng(Sold Out Until Spring 2020)
Mountain Stream Taiwanese Sheng(Sold Out Until Spring 2020)
Mountain Stream Taiwanese Sheng(Sold Out Until Spring 2020)
Mountain Stream Taiwanese Sheng(Sold Out Until Spring 2020)
Mountain Stream Taiwanese Sheng(Sold Out Until Spring 2020)

Mountain Stream Taiwanese Sheng(Sold Out Until Spring 2020)

Regular price $9.50

Mountain Stream Taiwanese Sheng

 

 **We have acquired the 2019 spring pick of the old tree material for this year's Mountain Stream Taiwanese Sheng and It was pressed into cakes in late July. There are only 7 left for sale!**

 

A rumor that turned into reality, this tea is about as one-of-a-kind as they come. It has one of those 'too crazy to be true but verified with pictures' stories that have become all too common on our sourcing adventures. This tea is made from fresh tea material picked from wild 100-200 year old wild cultivar tea trees growing in the mountains of South Western Taiwan and then processed mirroring the Pu'er tea processing style of Yunnan, China. The finished product is something that is  new but familiar, and undeniably Taiwanese. The name Taiwanese Sheng fits it perfectly!

The taste profile is sweet, candied plums with a fresh feel as that you would get from a greenish high mountain oolong. The leaves are heavy and dense but the tea liquor is light and soft. There is a touch of young sheng pu'er bitterness if pushed too hard, but with 10-15 second infusions the tea unfolds in soft, sweet waves. Not a pu'er or an oolong, but something unique and special. We are immensely excited to see how this tea ages!

Grown by a multi generational tea farmer family in Liugui, Taiwan it has all the 'hipster' checkmarks that we need to have it as a long-term tea on the site. Mark, the main force behind this tea, just welcomed his first son into the world just a couple months ago!

 

Elevation: 1300-1400m

Status: Wild Garden, Regenerative, Organic

Cultivar: South Western Taiwan Wild Cultivar

Season: Winter 2018

Method: Hand picked, processed on site, very small batch

Oxidization: Pu'er Processing Style

Region: Liugui, Taiwan

Recommend Brewing Style:

Gong Fu Style: 3-5g per 100ml, ~100C water, 10-15 second flash steeps for first 3-4 steeps then adjust to taste. Lasts 10+ steeps.

Western Style: NOT RECOMMENDED FOR WESTERN STYLE BREWING.

Customer Reviews

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A.A.
Deliciously clean

This Sheng Puerh is a great pleasure to drink. It is clearly young but this goes well with the crisp and pure taste. It is a true hybrid: the flavor is more Sheng Puerh while the perfume reminds very much of a Taiwanese High Mountain Oolong. Can’t wait to see how it will age (although my cake will certainly not last that long).

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K.
looks good, tastes good and feels good too

A combination of honey sweetness and candied plums pairs perfectly with deep mossy notes. For me, I experience a brightness reminiscent of sun-dried cherry tomatoes. Most importantly the tea looks good, tastes good and feels good too!

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Next Level

Brewed 6g in 120ml yixing. As expected, this tea delivers a completely new experience. After drink sheng after sheng it's nice to find something that stands out beyond the nerdy, intricate notes of most pu erh. This tea is full of sweet and savoury flavours that are not only super accessible but maintain a complex aura. Its truly unique and absolutely worth it!

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D.
Phenomenal!

This is a tea I’m really close to declaring as one of my favorites. It’s very unique, has a sweet and spicy jam like aroma and flavor. It can go strong for many infusions, a very lovely experience! This is probably the first sheng cake I want to buy a tong of!

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M.R.
This is a must try!

An unbelievably unique tea that is like sipping on nectar and peaches. Is it like a traditional sheng pu'er? ...no, its better!