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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. Shanwaishan 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. We found them on sale this New Year's season when we went for a visit. After the first taste, we decided to grab a bunch of them.
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 still cloudy for us, but it is very rare in Taiwan. (We will be doing more research and visiting again soon!)
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 only bought 15 but if the demand is high enough we will buy a bunch more. We also got them on sale so the costs will be only 32$ for each 100g Tuo. They regularly sell for 50USD a cake!
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!