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Qi Lai Shan High Mountain "Oriental Beauty" Bai Hao Oolong Tea - 50g (Restocked)

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Regular price $ 40.00 USD
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Cultivar/Terroir

Jin Xuan/Qi Lai Shan, Nantou, Taiwan, Summer 2018 (Elevation: 1,600 m)

Oxidation Level: Medium

Tasting Notes

Honey, Mi Xiang, ripe fruits, gentle bouquets

Tea Story

This is Mr. Gao's High Mountain Bai Hao (Oriental Beauty). Unlike most Bai Hao gardens, the cultivar in his garden is Jin Xuan instead of the usual Qing Xin Da Mao. Using Jin Xuan is possible because it’s a high mountain garden.

The trees in the garden are only for Oriental Beauty, and are picked only once a year. He then lets the trees rest for the remainder of the year. Tea trees, like people, could get exhausted if they are overworked. Mr. Gao thinks of his trees as people, so he does not overburden them.

This tea has vivid honey and ripe fruit scents which are in great harmony with the gentle bouquets from Jin Xuan. This gives it a very relaxing and cozy taste!

Oriental Beauty from high mountain regions is extremely rare even in Taiwan. We are very happy to introduce this great tea to you.

Please check out our blog and Youtube video for more details :)

Storage

Thanks to its rolled shape, the exposed area is a lot smaller than it is for normal Bai Hao, which is better for storing and vacuum-sealing. For the best flavor, please protect the tea from direct sunlight and keep the packaging sealed after use.

Recommended Brewing Instructions

  • 120ml Gaiwan
  • 4g leaves
  • 176-185°F (80-85°C)
  • 30+ sec
  • can be steeped 7-8 times

This tea is best when steeped at a low temperature, which allows the delicate fragrances to emerge.

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