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DARJEELING TEA

Exquisite Tea from India's Darjeeling District in the Foothills of the Himalayas

ALISHAN OOLONG TEA

Exceptional Oolong Tea from Ali Shan, Home of Taiwan's Indigenous Tsou Tribe

NEPAL TEA

Lovely Highland Teas from the Beautiful Himalayan Hills of Nepal




Traditional Roast Tie Guan Yin - Anxi Oolong Tea Suiro - Nepal White Tea Li Shan - Light Roast - Taiwan Oolong Tea 2004 Xiaguan Fang Zhuan - 200 g Sheng Pu-Erh Tea Brick
The loosely ball-rolled leaves are deep chestnut brown with a light woody-sweet aroma. When infused, they produce a reddish honey-amber liquor with toasty, fruity elements in the nose. Because of the long, slow, careful roasting process, the medium bodied infusion presents a balance between the flavor of toasted (not smoky or burned) barley, and the underlying sweet, woody, fruity flavors and aromas naturally produced by the Tie Guan Yin tea plant variety. The finish is sweet and long lasting with elements of dried stonefruit and just a hint of cocoa at the end.
These young buds have been painstakingly hand-picked and simply dried to create a lovely silver needles style white tea. This minimal processing creates a finished tea with a crystal clear, pale yellow infusion and a sweet aroma reminiscent of newly dried straw. The liquor is light-bodied with a hay-like sweetness, mild floral notes and a touch of summery stonefruit in the finish.
This exquisite medium-light roast oolong tea was grown and processed in the famous Li Shan (Pear Mountain) growing region, and it was roasted/finished in the Taipei area by a specialized tea roaster. To our taste, it represents a near-perfect union of impeccably grown and processed high mountain tea leaves and expert finishing by a true master of the art of roasting tea. When infused, it produces a moderately full bodied liquor that boasts distinctive, lightly citrus-tinged sweet, floral notes complemented beautifully by a lightly caramelized sweetness from the careful roasting process in the lovely, long-lasting bittersweet finish.
The very clear, amber liquor is classic Xiaguan with a moderately thick mouthfeel & clean flavor profile that comes across without the smokiness often associated with (some) more modern Xiaguan products. This tea has a nice, mouth-watering astringency, slight peppery flavor and a fantastically long lasting bittersweet aftertaste. Obviously clean storage conditions.