Our Spring 2021 return to this garden found this tea had not been sold out! We happily bought what they had left and look forward to many more teas from this garden.
This wonderful tea was found following a series of minor misfortunes, missteps, and screaming matches on a recent sourcing trip. Through a circuitous series of events, we finally wound up on the front step of the former Mayor of this region at 6pm as the sun was going down. We were offered this tea, followed by an amazingly simple supper. It made the day all worth it, and we look forward to working closely with this farm over the coming years.
Strong, caramel sweet and fruity this tea is a great example of what agrochemical-free agriculture can do for a tea grown in a great region. It is round and complex, with a lingering sweet aftertaste that can’t be beat at this price point. A great example of the Alishan terroir!
Status: Agrochemical Free Farming
Oxidization: 25%, Middle/Light Electric Roast
Season: April 8th, 2020
Method: Hand picked, processed on site, small batch
Region: Alishan, Chaiyi County
Recommend Brewing Style:
Gong Fu Style: 3-5g per 100ml, ~95C(205f) water, 30, 45, 60 then add 5-10 seconds steeps in gaiwan. Lasts 4-5 steeps.
Western Style: 3g per 100ml, ~95C(205f) water for 2 minutes. Lasts 2-3 steeps