In this sampler we present a curated selection of some of the unique cultivars used in Taiwan to produce oolong tea.
Alishan High Mountain Jin Xuan - Jin Xuan, also called Taicha No. 12, is famous for its naturally occuring milk aroma and flavor. Jin Xuan grown in the high mountain areas of Alishan is famous for having the strongest milk flavor.
Cui Feng High Mountain Tie Guanyin - Our high mountain Tie Guanyin uses the little know and very rare ”Little Iron", otherwise known as Xiaoye Zhong Tie Guanyin, cultivar. Little Iron Tie Guanyin is a cultivar that thrives in high mountain growing areas. This is in distinction to its more famous cousin, Muzha Tie Guanyin, that grows better at low elevation.
Shanlin Xi High Mountain Oolong - Our Shanlin Xi uses the most prestigious cultivar in Taiwan, Qingxin Oolong. Qingxin Oolong is the royalty of the Taiwanese tea industry because of its unique floral aroma, and ability to thrive best in high mountain tea growing areas.
Baguashan Dong Pian - Our Dong Pian uses the Siji Chun cultivar. Siji Chun, literally "Four Seasons Spring", is famous for its prodigious growth. Unlike most cultivars which can only be harvested four times a year, Siji Chun is capable of being harvested six times in one year. Our Dong Pian is a result of the fast growth of Siji Chun, as it comes from the second winter harvest of Siji Chun. This second winter harvest produces a tea that closely mimics the characteristics of high mountain tea but adds a unique "frost" aroma.