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Bihu High Mountain Qing Xin Oolong (2021Spring)

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Taste the crisp fresh air and the tropical fruits of the Alishan Mountain range

The Qing Xin (Green Heart|青心cultivar is wielded masterfully in the hands of Farmer Chen. Farmer Chen for many years participated in the tea competitions and after winning many competitions, he graduated to becoming a final judge of the competition itself. The Qing Xin cultivar is a classic amongst high mountain teas, due to its delicate florality. In Farmer Chen’s hands the cultivar interweaves seamlessly with the harvest and the terroir.

This 2021 Spring harvest has the crispness of High Mountain air with notes of tropical fruits found in the Alishan Mountain range. Spring harvests tend to have higher notes, and they appear both in aroma and in the lingering sweetness of this wonderful Qing Xin.

What makes Qing Xin special, is also what makes it difficult to learn. It’s a delicate cultivar which may not appear most forward, but adjust your brewing time and sit with the results – let the liquor linger and pay attention to the returning notes from the back of throat and sides of the mouth. If you would like more forward sweetness lower the temperature to the 85-90C range and do longer brew. If you’re looking for more movement in the mouth and body, then increase the temperature to 95-100C to taste.

Collection

Curious – Approach this tea with an open mind, and it will lead you to places unseen.

Origin

Taiwan

Size

100g w/ compostable bag, 100g w/ reuseable tin, 50g w/ compostable bag, 50g w/ reusable tin

Types

Oolong

Tea Profile

Cultivar: Qing Xin

Origin: Yang/Chen Farm, Alishan-Bihu, Taiwan

Picking: 2021 Spring, >1250m altitudes

Processing: < 20% Oxidation, No Roast

Tasting Notes: pineapple, guava, orchid

Brewing Method

5g tea to 150ml water, 95 – 100C
1st brew: 30 sec
2nd brew: 20 sec
3rd+ brews: add 20 sec each time

It can be brewed up to 5 or even more brews.
To brew Gōng Fū Chá Style, preheat the teapot before putting tea leaves, and start with boiling water quick brew, around 15-20 seconds.*
For the continuing brews, the brewing time can be increased 5-10 seconds on each brew.**

We don’t like to throw away the first brew (often called “first wash”) because all our oolong tea are high quality and clean, we feel like a waste to throw them away.
** Each tea is alive in this own way, this is just a recommended brewing method. We encourage you to listen to the tea, listen to yourself, feel the tea and experiment with the tea.

(If you discover an exciting method, please let us know, we are always happy to hear and learn from each other! )

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