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 woody, musky, &
sweet-smelling dry leaves are a mix of black and dark, coppery browns
and has a good scattering of silvery-gold buds. When infused, the leaves
produce a crystal clear, reddish amber liquor with a musky, woody &
lightly floral nose. In the cup, the infusion is brisk and full bodied
with a distinct black tea taste, very pleasant and well balanced
astringency, and a remarkably floral and sweet aftertaste with hints of
dried stonefruit (peaches/plums), raisins and maybe just a touch of
dried flower petals.
The dry leaves of this late Spring tea are many shades of
green with a healthy amount of silver buds and a lightly flowery aroma.
The infusion is light-to-medium bodied with a bright, crystal clear,
amber-gold color. When infused, it has a light flowery aroma, the
"green" flavor typical of a well made hard-withered first flush style
tea, moderate astringency, and a lingering bittersweet finish with
lovely floral notes and a maybe just a hint of green plum.
Nepali Jade is a gorgeous green tea, plucked to an extremely high one bud
and one leaf standard and left unrolled to preserve the natural
appearance of the leaf. The dry leaf
aroma is light and sweet like fresh-cut grass, and when infused it
produces a beautiful, crystal clear, pale jade liquor with a light,
fresh aroma. The light-bodied infusion is mild and grassy-sweet with
hints of baby green vegetables, almost no astringency, and a very clean,