Northern Wild White -- Camellia Formosensis White tea
Northern Wild White
Camellia Formosensis White Tea
Seed propagated, forest grown, certified organic and a great example of indigenous Taiwanese tea, this white tea is great. Similar to our wild south-western camellia formosensis cakes, it is sweet, earthy and rich. The northern growth cultivar seems to have a little more of the sweet, fresh, dry fall leaf litter feel to it and the smooth nature of this tea makes it a pleasant, soft brew. Until we get out wild cultivar white cakes back in stock this is a good one to have on the shelf!
Keep in mind that that this spring's pick was a little tender so there are a few more broken leaves than our usual white teas. The taste is unaffected however!
Status: Certified Organic
Cultivar: Camellia Formosensis, TRES #24
Season: April 2020
Method: Hand picked, processed on site, small batch
Region: Pinglin, New Taipei City
Recommend Brewing Style:
Gong Fu Style: 3-5g per 100ml, ~95C(205f) water, 30-40-60 second steeps. Lasts 6+ steeps.
Western Style: 3-5 per 100ml. 2-3 minutes steeps.
Grandpa Style: 3-5g per mug. Keep adding water as you drink to taste.