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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




Zhi Lan - Fenghuang Oolong Tea Mi Lan Dan Cong - Fenghuang Oolong Tea Ali Shan High Mountain Oolong Tea - Winter, 2016 Castleton Muscatel - Darjeeling Tea - Second Flush 2016
This exceptional oolong tea is comprised of long, twisted deep greenish-black leaves with a tart, flowery aroma. When infused, it produces a beautifully clear light amber liquor with notes of tropical flowers and aromatic wood. The infusion is marked by vividly flowery and woody-sweet flavors against a mild but assertive bittersweet background with moderate astringency and a lingering orchidy-floral aftertaste.
This Mi Lan Dan Cong is comprised of long, beautifully twisted deep greenish-black leaves with a light aroma of toasted grain. When infused, the light amber liquor has, as the name "Mi Lan Xiang" (honey orchid aroma) suggests, an aroma reminiscent of honey and orchids. In the cup, the medium to full bodied infusion delivers bittersweet, woody, honey, floral, roasted grain and dried-fruit flavors against the backdrop of a pleasingly assertive but not biting astringency. The bittersweet, floral elements build steadily sip after sip into the gloriously long-lasting finish for which Fenghuang Oolongs are so prized.
These vividly green, hand-picked & meticulously processed leaves produce a full bodied, golden-amber liquor with a vividly floral "high mountain" aroma that is uniquely pronounced in Winter harvest teas. The infusion is rich and mouth coating, and notes of sweet baby green vegetables, dried flowers & very light caramel come through beautifully in the bittersweet aftertaste.
The woody, musk-scented dry leaves are a mix of dark, coppery browns with an abundance of silvery-gold buds. When infused, the leaves produce a crystal clear, reddish amber liquor with a woody, musky, lightly floral nose. The pleasantly brisk infusion is medium bodied with balanced astringency and a bittersweet finish featuring hints of muscatel, stonefruit and dried flowers.