Taiwan

Taiwan produces a large majority of wulong teas. The center of the island is made up of high mountains and the gardens are among the highest in the world.

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Guei Fei

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.

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Li Shan

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.

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Mucha Tie Guan Yin (roasted)

Produced in the Mucha region, this high grade of Taiwanese Tie Guan Yin was entered into competitions by its producer.

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Dong Ding Mr. Chang

Over the years, wulongs from Dong Ding Mountain have made quite a name for themselves.

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Pinglin Bao Zhong

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.

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Competition Bai Hao 2 Flowers | Collection Box

Amateurs of exceptional tea, here is one of three recent batches coming to us from the annual Bai Hao competition in Taiwan.

Gaba Cha

Gaba Cha is a modern and surprising wulong tea produced in northern Taiwan. 

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Sun Moon Lake T-18

Here is a rare black tea from Taiwan, made using the well known T-18 cultivar which is derived from a cross between a large leafed tea from Burma (Ashamu) and a wild tea tree from southern Taiwan.

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Dong Ding Ms. Lin (charcoal roast)

From the famous mountain Dong Ding and cooked in the traditional way on charcoal, this tea has a nice mix of dark leaves.

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Ali Shan

From the mountain of Ali Shan, Taiwan, this high altitude wulong is one of our grand classics.

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Jin Shuan

Produced in Taiwan, Jin Shuan is the original “cream wulong”.

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Dong Ding Mr. Nen Yu (roasted)

The expertise of Mr. Nen Yu is doubly honored here with this tasty cooking of Dong Ding.

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Ali Shan 1999 (charcoal roast)

Plucked by hand and aged since 1999 by successive charcoal roasting, this high mountain tea offers an infusion with glossy black leaves and warm fragrances.

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Mi Xiang Hong Cha

Here's a nice find from Hugo that is sure to appeal! The leaves of this twisted black tea come from Ali Shan. As the name suggests (literally black tea with honey aroma), generous warm aromas of honey, ripe fruit and flowers emanate from the infusion. Its  liquor has a sweetness of baked pastry with notes from biscuit to molasses and cinnamon. What a treat !

Competition Bai Hao 2nd Class | Collection Box

Happy will be those who have the chance to enjoy this award-winning Bai Hao 2nd class (5% of the lots presented in competition) available in very small quantities and certainly offering an experience of the most intoxicating. After rinse, this magnificent tea transformed with great care perfumes the air with its sweet scents of flowers, fruits, spices and more. Its full liquor has an extraordinary concentration of aromas and flavors right until the end. With a generosity and persistence pushed forward by a near perfect aromatic balance, this tea expresses itself in an inexhaustible language. …

Competition Bai Hao 3rd Class | Collection Box

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.

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Bai Hao

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). 

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Sun Moon Lake T-18 2010

Though still very uncommon, aging black tea is slowly picking up as a trend. When we consider the depth 8 years of Taiwanese storage has given this tea it must me a good thing.

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Bai Hao 2008

Aged for almost ten years, this wulong from Mr. Xu is sure to charm all admirers with the scent of brown sugar that emanates from its blend of whole leaves and fine silver buds.

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Hualien 1980

Here is one of those little aged jewels from the Hualien region on the east coast of Taiwan.

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Mucha Tie Guan Yin 1994

Produced in Mucha near the capital of Taiwan, this tea has typically been cooked 60 hours before being aged for over 20 years.

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Shan Lin Xi

Initial impression from this Taiwanese highland wulong is an aroma of ground-cherry and wheat-grass which evolves into fresh vanilla and flowers.

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Si Ji Chun

Brought back from the mountains in Nantou region (Taiwan), this pearl shaped green wulong is one of today’s most popular industry standards.

Si Ji Chun (bag of 50 teabags)

Now offered in individual teabags, our Si Ji Chun contains the same Taiwanese wulong tea leaves as our loose leaf Si Ji Chun.

Si Ji Chun (Tea Box)

Much appreciated from daily consumers for its low caffeine levels and its generous flowery bouquet (lilac, freesia), this particular wulong easily steeps and resteeps as the day goes by.

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Spring 2019 Tasting Kit: Taiwan

Selection of 3 teas from Taiwan.

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Toufen 1963

This antiquity from the north west of Taiwan, with leaves burnished by time, releases after rinsing aromas of undergrowth and leather. Its dark reddish-brown liquor is  mineral and full tasting, embellished with notes of tobacco, dried fruit and beetroot. Its peppery finish also evokes the fragrance of roasted coffee. A warm and memorable tea to taste for tapping into the present moment.

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