Following the aesthetic of a Bai Hao with the cultivar (qingshin), a favourite of the Taiwanese, this "Oriental Beauty" comes to us from plantations located on the flanks of the Jingmai mountain in Yunnan (China). Its long leaves with hues of ochre and khaki reveal, upon immersion in water, rich fragrances of bark and cooked pears. Its attractive amber liquor boasts sweet and tart flavors evoking citrus zest. The finish lightly cradles the palate with its nuances of sweet spices (cinnamon) and heady flowers.
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Ten years ago, when Kevin met Bachan Gyawali for the first time, he was already impressed by how curious and passionate this tea man was. Still today, this innovative producer never fails to impress us with teas of exceptional finesse and skills. This very small batch of wulong tea from his Jun Chiyabari Tea Garden shows a degree of complexity that words can hardly describe. Just the colors of the leaves, flowing from tender white to green, to blue and golden browns, hold the promise of a rich aromatic profile. And it certainly delivers. From its early notes of corn, asparagus and chestnut, …