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  • Shan Lin Xi Winter 2014 Winter
    $40.00
    100g
    Shan Lin Xi Winter 2014 Winter
    Shan Lin Xi is a varietal of high mountain Taiwan oolong grown at 1,200-1,400m elevation above sea level. This special batch is unroasted, and was harvested in Winter, 2014.
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  • Da Yu Ling 2014 Winter
    $60.00
    100g
    Da Yu Ling 2014 Winter
    High altitude Da Yu Ling from the 2014 Winter harvest. Just arrived from Taiwan! Exceptional aroma from the gaiwan, subtle notes of vanilla pod, buttery caramel, a light floral potpourri, with rose petals. The tea feels light yet creamy in the mouth with a sweet finish. Very delicate & refreshing!
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  • Lao Jizi Bao Zhong
    $90.00
    150g
    Lao Jizi Bao Zhong
    This high mountain Bao Zhong is made by Zheng Tian Fu (郑添福), one of the most famous tea makers in Taiwan. Master Zheng insists on hand processing, instead of using machines. He thinks the most important process is to "LangQin" with tenderness. He says "When you are shaking the leaf, you should treat them very gently with a peaceful mood, just like treating a baby. It's not about how much I can make from the tea, it's about how much love I can give to the tea." Normally, Baozhong comes from WenShan and NanGang Area, where the elevation is 500-700m, and the tree species is Qin Xin Da Mou. But Laojizi Baozhong comes from Nan Tou mountain, and grows at a much higher elevation of 1400-1600m. Here the tree species is Qin Xin Oolong, a more delicate cultivar. For his Laojizi, Master Zheng only picks the tea around lunch time and withers under direct sunlight. He employs a longer withering and "kill green" time than other producers. The resulting tea is clean, smooth, thick, and creamy. With a floral aroma, it is subtly melon sweet with a hint of mint.
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  • Fu Shou Shan 2014 Winter
    $60.00
    100g
    Fu Shou Shan 2014 Winter
    Fu Shou Shan is a highly sought after variety of high mountain Taiwanese oolong, grown at 2,600m elevation at a Government owned farm in the Lishan mountain range. Fu Shou Shan is known for being highly variable, with different harvest days producing different tastes & quality. Tea geeks in Taiwan compare Fu Shou Shan to rolling a dice! Our 2015 Spring selection was processed by a single tea maker and is a stand out example of what can be achieved with this terroir. When placed in a hot gaiwan, the dried leaves release a strong floral aroma with molasses and ripe fruits. Add water, and you get deep fried vegetables & crème brûlée from the leaves, with a candy sweet top note from the gaiwan lid. The tea itself is smooth, creamy and pleasantly sweet, with roasted notes coming through on the 2nd and 3rd infusions. We only have a tiny quantity of this excellent tea, get in quick before it runs out.
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  • Wild Wenshan Rougui Baozhong 2015
    $35.00
    50g
    Wild Wenshan Rougui Baozhong 2015
    野放文山肉桂包種: This wild baozhong from the Wenshan region of Taiwan, was made in Spring of 2015, from rougui varietal tea bushes, brought over from mainland China 100 years ago. The bushes have been allowed to grow "wild" in the sense of no fertilizer, no pesticides, and no pruning. The tea is rich and buttery, with complex floral flavors, nectar-like sweetness, sticky rice aroma, and lots of energy on the tongue.
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  • 1990's Wenshan Baozhong
    $48.00
    100g
    1990's Wenshan Baozhong
    Aged Taiwan oolong that's been gently re-roasted to awaken it's flavor & aroma - and what a delight it is! Arresting bouquet of fragrant plum wine & dried seaweed, aged wood, and dark chocolate. Tea flavor reminiscent of citrus peel & cloves. There's a lot of tea here for the money, and after 20 years in storage, no funky aroma or sourness, just clean, warming goodness.
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  • Insect-Bitten Imperial Concubine
    $50.00
    100g
    Insect-Bitten Imperial Concubine
    A spectacular tea with an unusual name to match - 蜒咬贵妃茶 Insect-Bitten Imperial Concubine! This highly oxidised, dark roasted, Taiwanese oolong has a heady aroma of honey orchid, tree resin & dark blackberries. We recommend fast infusions as it produces a dark amber liquor with thick mouthfeel very quickly. This tea has surprising endurance, it keeps giving rewarding, dense volumes of honey, citrus oil, old wood, and charcoal flavors - tease them out by playing with steep times. Push it hard and you get bitter tannic dancong-like flavors, with dried prune and sour grapefruit aftertaste. The aroma from the gaiwan lid shifts to baked apple pie, moist cake, toasted raisin bread with melted butter. What a stunner - a clear favourite from our 2016 Taiwan sourcing trip.
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  • Organic Snow Oolong
    $40.00
    75g
    Organic Snow Oolong
    2016 was the first time it snowed in Pinglin in living memory, delaying harvest by 20 days, and causing the tea trees to store up more nutrients for this Spring flush, making 2016's Qingxin oolong extra fragrant and full bodied. Enjoy this rare, exquisite, and 100% organic "snow oolong"!
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  • Lishan 2016
    $52.00
    100g
    Lishan 2016
    Place the dry leaves in a pre-warmed gaiwan, and a sweet aroma of cut grass and steamed reed leaves wafts from the tea. The tea is lightly roasted, and lightly oxidised, with a decent caffeine kick. It's a refreshing, wake up tea! The greenish yellow soup gives fresh vegetal flavors of sweet grass, bamboo & rock sugar. Steep it longer for heavier body, more vegetable acids, and stewy character. It finishes with a lingering flicker of sweetness. Delicious!
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