High Mountain (2000m) Black Tea

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
Not available
Flavors
Baked Bread, Creamy, Floral, Grapes, Hay, Honey, Honeysuckle, Milk, Musty, Nectar, Peach, Raisins, Smooth, Sweet
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
Medium
Certification
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Edit tea info Last updated by Cameron B.
Average preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 5 g 16 oz / 473 ml

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From Mountain Stream Teas

One of the rarest teas on the site, this 2000m elevation black tea is a very special tea. Tea material from that elevation is very rarely are made into black tea as the oolong tea made from the leaves is much more valuable to the grower. And there is much less of it. This farm has bucked that trend and used that material to create an amazingly soft and fruity black tea that changes the high floral notes of the Qinxin cultivar into rich ripe stone fruit notes through full oxidization. And the flavors last much longer than your average black tea. It comes at a price, but this tea is truly a treat.

There is another rare aspect of this tea in regards to this site. It is not completely agrochemical free. While at the top of the growing area and surrounded on two sides by forest there has been some cross contamination from the bane of high mountain organic growers everywhere, damn cabbage. The range of chemicals found is very, very small and well within the ‘safe’ range but this tea is not entirely agrochemical free. If anyone wants more information please don’t hesitate to get in touch!

Elevation: 2000m
Status: Tested Within Safe Range (see above)
Cultivar: Qinxin
Oxidization: 100%
Season: Summer 2018
Method: Hand picked, processed on site, very small batch
Region: Lishan (Pear Mountain), Nantou

Recommend Brewing Style:

Gong Fu Style: 3-5g per 100ml, ~90C water, 30, 45, 60 then add 5-10 seconds steeps in gaiwan. Lasts 4-5 steeps.

Western Style: 3g per 100ml, ~90c water for 2 minutes. Lasts 2-3 steeps

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Sipdown! (17 | 221)

Finishing off another tasty Taiwanese black tea sample this morning! This one is actually from Lishan, which is obviously famous for high-mountain oolongs. It’ll be interesting to see how those notes carry over in a black tea!

I can definitely see some similarities to a Lishan oolong. This has a lovely smooth creaminess to it, and the ubiquitous notes of nectarous peach. Happily for me, it’s not quite as floral as I generally find high-mountain oolongs, but there are some lovely light floral notes at the end of the sip. It also has some lower raisiny tones, and another fruity note that reminds me of overripe grapes. The bread and honey that I often find in Taiwanese black teas are there as well, rounding out the middle, as well as a hint of musty hay at the top of my mouth.

Super yummy! I like the extra creamy and peachy flavors here, and it’s definitely on the light end of things.

Flavors: Baked Bread, Creamy, Floral, Grapes, Hay, Honey, Honeysuckle, Milk, Musty, Nectar, Peach, Raisins, Smooth, Sweet

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 5 g 16 OZ / 473 ML
Evol Ving Ness

Cameron, I was under the impression that you were not a fan of straight black teas. Am I dreaming this up?

Cameron B.

I think so, ha ha. I definitely drink more flavored teas than plain lately, but I love straight black teas!

Martin Bednář

This sounds like a wonderful black tea. Into the wishlist!

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