Easily one of the most famous teas coming out of Taiwan, Bai Hao wulong carries out a very distinctive taste (akin to muscat grapes and spices) that is due to the intervention of a very specific leafhopper (Jacobiasca formosana).
Amateurs of exceptional tea, here is one of three recent batches coming to us from the annual Bai Hao competition in Taiwan. This one, nominated 2 flowers, as it is the case for about 20 to 25% of the 2000 lots judged, presents beautiful leaves adorned with sumptuous buds. Once infused, they display seductive scents of flowers (orange blossom) and pastries, charging the air with their aromatic power. Its succulent liquor, honeyed and woody, boasts soft resins (cedar), spices (nutmeg) and acidic fruit notes, evoking watermelon in its finale. Like quality teas, this one offers multiple deep and …
Here is the chance to taste one of the 200 award-winning 3rd class teas (only 9% of the prizes presented) during the last Bai Hao competition in Taiwan. If the name Bai Hao translates to "oriental beauty", it will also sometimes be called "five colors tea" in honor of its delicate leaves with various hues of brown, green, orange and silver. The infusion is simply ecstatic, unfolding an intense aromatic bouquet of flowers (lavender), ripe fruit, confectionery and spices. Its sweet and silky liquor offers a trip of the most memorable taste, combining the sweetness of its texture (saponins) to …
Over the years, wulongs from Dong Ding Mountain have made quite a name for themselves. Grown in high-altitude, shorter daylight and greater temperature variations concentrate the aromatic oils in the slow budding leaves. They are well known amongst tea enthusiasts for their creamy texture and buttery taste.
The expertise of M.Nen Yu is doubly honored here with this tasty cooking of Dong Ding. The dark khaki leaves exhibit from their infusion intoxicating fragrances of berries (raspberry jam), honey and toast. Its liquor, rich and creamy, reveals a nice balance between its wooded and vegetal aspects. This generous tea also features an exotic finish of pineapple and flowers.
Gaba Cha is a modern and surprising wulong tea produced in northern Taiwan. It was originally created as a health product but has such a fascinating flavour profile that it stands tall in any catalogue of fine teas.
Harvested in the vicinity of Dong Ding, this wulong tea benefits from the presence of Jacobiasca formosana in the tea gardens, a small leafhopper that sparks a hormonal reaction in the plant by biting its leaves.
Produced in Taiwan, Jin Shuan is the original “cream wulong”. This cultivar is single handedly responsible for the explosion of milk additives on today’s tea markets. Enjoyed by Taiwanese for its creamy texture and buttery aromas, we offer it here in its simplest form, void of any augmented flavours. You’ll find refreshing flowery notes (lily, dandelions) alongside vanilla overtones and, perhaps, a subtle spicy finish (cinnamon, nutmeg). All famously coated in this thick and syrupy texture.
This high mountain wulong tea was harvested from Mr. Chang Fu Chin’s garden, located on the slopes of the ‘Pear Mountain' (Li Shan) at over 2000 m. Its beautiful leaves, exploding with aromatic oils, deliver a supple and vegetal liquor, enhanced by a velvety texture and charming flowery aromas. Its sweet and lingering finish aptly completes the fascinating flavour profile of this grand cru !
Produced in the Mucha region, this high grade of Taiwanese Tie Guan Yin was entered into competitions by its producer. Fragrances of coffee, candied fruit and Turkish apricots. The remarkable lingering aftertaste makes this an exceptional tea.
Situated in the north of the island, to the south of the capital, the town of Pinglin remains true to the traditional style of "Bao Zhong" with the leaves rolled lengthways into twists.
Initial impression from this Taiwanese highland wulong is an aroma of ground-cherry and wheat-grass which evolves into fresh vanilla and flowers. Rich creamy texture with sweet final notes of coconut.