This is a beautiful Taiwanese High Altitude Red tea from our friends farm in the Alishan mountain range over 1200 meters above sea level. This high mountain red tea has the unique crisp mountain air freshness of Alishan tea, and also has the mellow and honey sweetness of ripe Taiwanese fruits.
The tea is hand picked at its one bud, two leaf stage, after which the tea leaves are withered, and then directly go through kneading process, followed by a full oxidation and drying.
What makes this tea special is the masterful technique of Mr. Chen, who has been making and teaching tea farming for 40 years. There is no roasting in this tea making process, which differentiates this red tea from the others. This way the very original beauty of Alishan High-mountain Qing Xin oolong is kept. Additionally, this tea has high pectin content, which increase the smoothness, sweetness and aroma of the tea broth.
We love the bright amber orange color of this tea liquor, reminding us of the rich colored sunset from the tea mountains in the late summer time. It has very pleasant “Huigan 回甘” (returning sweetness), where the taste of ripe guava immediately bring us back to summers in Taiwan.