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Organic Taiwanese Purple Bud Tuo Cha
Organic Taiwanese Purple Bud Tuo Cha
Organic Taiwanese Purple Bud Tuo Cha
Organic Taiwanese Purple Bud Tuo Cha
Organic Taiwanese Purple Bud Tuo Cha
Organic Taiwanese Purple Bud Tuo Cha

Organic Taiwanese Purple Bud Tuo Cha

Regular price $38.00

Organic Taiwanese Purple Bud 

Tuo Cha

  

On a recent trip to a friend's garden we found something special. 100% purple bud, organic, Taiwanese grown Tuo Cha produced by Buddhist Monks and Nuns on a tea garden just outside of Taipei. This Buddhist Organic Tea Garden is a place we have know for years but they have just recently offered up this style of tea for sale to the general public. Our many years of relationship with this garden has helped bring this tea to the international market at a reasonable price. 

Produced in the traditional sheng puer style and pressed with material from spring 2019, the cultivar really is distinctive. Supposedly brought from China 20 years ago the origins of the variety are a little cloudy, but it is very rare in Taiwan.

This humble and forgiving tea tastes of a red oolong mixed with a late season sheng. Fresh, clean straw notes transform into sweet dark fruit with a bit of a kick. The smooth, sweet sugar cane aftertaste then lingers for a long, long time.

Great to drink now but we guess that these cakes will age really, really well. 

 ~~ We are currently offering a special price when you buy two cakes from this same producer, the Purple Bud Too and The Northern Mist Sheng Cake. Only $69 for both!~~

Elevation: 300-400m

Status: Certified Organic

Cultivar: Chinese Purple Bud Varietal

Season: Spring 2019

Method: Hand and Machine picked, processed on site, small batch

Oxidization: Pu'er Processing Style

Region: Pinglin, New Taipei City

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: 3-5 per 100ml. 2-3 minutes steeps.

Grandpa Style: 3-5g per mug. Keep adding water as you drink to taste. Very Suited to this tea!

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