In Taiwan’s esteemed tea county of Nantou, Mr. Ting’s farm spans across the western foothills of Mount Hehuan. Though Nantou is famous for its high mountain oolongs, experiments in black tea production bred promising, dynamic, intensely sweet flavors over the past decade. Mr. Ting’s harvests, like many high mountain tea fields, produce a small micro lot due to the mountains’ challenging terroir; adding patience to seasonality, he waits 28 days from spring’s harvest to begin plucking this special summer harvest. Though Qing Xin is a hearty cultivar, and renowned for its sweetness, Mr. Ting’s slow, careful rolling of the leaves intensifies its rock candy notes into a plush, dessert-like cup.
40g box of loose leaf tea.
Flavour: notes of Madasgcar bourbon vanilla, sandalwood, and caramelized sugar.
Region: Mt Hehuan, Ren'ai Township, Taiwan
Variety: Qing Xin
Elevation: 1700 masl
Harvest Date: June 2020
Producer: Mr. Ting
Serving size: 5g
Water: 340ml water at 96°C (205°F)
Brewing time: 3:00