After almost three years sourcing tea in Taiwan full time we have finally found an Eastern Beauty Oolong worthy of the name. And, the high price tag. Grown at 1400m above sea level at a very new tea growing area called Nanhu Dashan in North Central Taiwan, this tea is like no other Eastern Beauty we have ever tried.
The entire experience of this tea is beautiful, from the rich, soft smell of the dry leaves to the apricot florals of the brew itself to the drying, rock-like, finish in the later steeps due to the rare granite terroir. From beginning to end it is an amazingly memorable tea. Masterfully crafted by a gifted Tea Master, we are proud to support people that make teas such as this one. (See video Below For The Story Of This Tea)
Eastern, or Oriental, Beauty Oolongs are highly sought after teas in both the local Taiwanese and international markets. Floral, soft, fruity and sweet, these bug bitten mid-high oxidized oolongs are the favorite of many for good reason!
This tea is one of the most expensive we have ever had on the site and we were able to acquire only 600g of it. If this experiment is successful we look forward to sourcing more teas as rare and exceptional as this one.
Status: Agrochemical Free
Cultivar: Qinxin Oolong
Season: Late Summer 2020
Method: Hand picked, processed on site, micro batch
Region: Nanhu Dashan, Ilan County
Recommend Brewing Style:
Gong Fu Style: 3-5g per 100ml, 95C water(205f), 30, 45, 60 then add 5-10 seconds steeps in gaiwan. Lasts 4-5 steeps.
Western Style: 3g per 100ml, 100c water for 2 minutes. Lasts 2-3 steeps