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Mountain Stream Taiwanese Sheng(Spring 2019 Cakes Are Shipping Right Now!)
Mountain Stream Taiwanese Sheng(Spring 2019 Cakes Are Shipping Right Now!)
Mountain Stream Taiwanese Sheng(Spring 2019 Cakes Are Shipping Right Now!)
Mountain Stream Taiwanese Sheng(Spring 2019 Cakes Are Shipping Right Now!)
Mountain Stream Taiwanese Sheng(Spring 2019 Cakes Are Shipping Right Now!)
Mountain Stream Taiwanese Sheng(Spring 2019 Cakes Are Shipping Right Now!)
Mountain Stream Taiwanese Sheng(Spring 2019 Cakes Are Shipping Right Now!)

Mountain Stream Taiwanese Sheng(Spring 2019 Cakes Are Shipping Right Now!)

Regular price $35.00

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. They are now ready and being shipped out! More than 75% of the total production has been sold already so if you are curious about this tea don’t wait too long!*

 

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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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!

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Delicious!

So sweet, and perfectly balanced with a little bitterness. I’m a huge oolong drinker, and this reminds me of my favorite high mountain oolongs. This is NOT a typical sheng. Still, love love love. Immediately ordered more. So interested to see what this tea tastes like as it ages, but I’m probably going to drink it all immediately. Great offering!! I’m officially a fan.

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I had no idea what sheng was. Now..I need it in my life.

I'm sort of a tea beginner and man, I don't normally like puer AT ALL. Therefore, I had very low expectations here. Now look at me, buying 200g of this stuff at the presale! I also greedily drank the pre-material (before pressed into cakes) when I got it as a sample with purchase. What is this madness? What to say, like the others said, it's sweet, fruity, rich, yes it's kind of plum-like, viscous, wasn't medicinal at all (to me). Also, was a pretty forgiving brew for people like me who sometimes doesn't do a good job of paying attention to temp/time.

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Like no other sheng

This tea is amazing! It's nothing like any other yunnan sheng I've ever tried. It's so fruity and sweet it's just outrageous. The aroma reminds me of fruity candies mixed with some medicinal herb. It has a medium texture in the mouth! Overall a 5 star tea, for the price it has an amazing value!

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Outstanding Taiwan Sheng

This is an amazing tea. No matter how you brew it. Short or long steep it is just undesctibly surprisingly fantastic ! A pleasure to experience !