Utilizing specific techniques like aerodynamic withering (using even airflow to allow for even withering), giving the leaves more consistency, but also highly oxidizing oolong tea in the traditional style, this tea is truly unique. Originating from a conventional leaf from his uncle's farm in Zhushan Township (Nantou, Taiwan: 187m), the farmer, Alfredo Lin, sources all-natural leaf from his friend's farm in Mingjian Township (Nantou, Taiwan: 300m).
The all-natural gardens he shares with his best friend are now 15 years old. They have managed to preserve the gardens by allowing tea bushes to mature into tall, mature trees along the perimeter of the garden. Without the protection of these tall tea trees, the insects from surrounding fields would overwhelm his tea plants due to the high use of conventional pesticides in much of Taiwan.
This particular oolong is very robust, sweet, and floral. It's made according to more traditional styles and leaves the drinker feeling incredibly satisfied. This is a limited yield crop with only 4 kilograms made available to the US market per season.
Steeping Instructions: 200°F 3-4 minutes For best results, use natural spring water.