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 …
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A surprising black wulong from the North of Taiwan. A varied dry leaf gives an deep amber cup with a spicy and fruity nose. Full flavour is sweet with edges of cooked apple and grenadine. Notes of cinnamon bark and nutmeg add to a floral and fruity persistence.
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. Infused, its graceful leaves emanate smooth aromas of wintergreen, malt and tobacco. Lightly mentholated and generously fruity with notes of prune and raisin, its liquor is round, full and silky. A perfect tea for those special mornings.
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 !
From the famous mountain Dong Ding and cooked in the traditional way on charcoal, this tea has a nice mix of dark leaves. Its fragrance is rich and diverse and evokes the typical aromatic complexity of wulong, having notes that span toasted grains to flowers. Its liquor is full and soft, and the fruity finish (plum) is sweet and spicy.
From the mountain of Ali Shan, Taiwan, this high altitude wulong is one of our grand classics. A sweet and fruity liquor has notes of coconut strong floral aroma with an edge of vanilla.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. Its liquor is rounded, velvety and deploys a broad range of aromatic nuances, with accents through woods and vanilla to notes of iodine (seaweed) and empyreumatics (coffee, caramel). The finish is gentle and deep.
Brought back from the mountains in Nantou region (Taiwan), this pearl shaped green wulong is one of today’s most popular industry standards. Highly polyvalent and adaptive cultivar, the Si Ji Chun produces intense aromas whether it is grown in low or high altitude. It is no surprise to find it today in gardens all over the world. 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.
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.
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. …
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 …
This is a new lot of this famous wulong made by Mr. Xu in Taiwan, highly prized for its aromatic complexity. Composed of many buds and small leaves, it possesses intoxicating aromas of cooked pears, spices and heady flowers. Its liquor is rich and sweet evoking warm buckwheat honey or caramelized root vegetables. A satisfying daily drink, for its invigorating effect and its flavors!