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High Mountain (2000m) Black Tea - Mountain Stream Teas

High Mountain (2000m) Black Tea - Mountain Stream Teas


High Mountain (2000m) Black Tea

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Cultivar: Qing Xin (green heart), some claim it's a Ruan Zhi, some that it's a different varietal. Other names are Zhong Zhai and Zhong Cha. [teapedia]

Season: Summer 2018

Oxidation: 100%

Tasting Notes: Soft, rich ripe stone fruit

Region: Lishan (Pear Mountain), Nantou County, Taiwan
North Nantou County, between Shei-Pa National Park and Taroko National Park

Elevation: 2000 meters

One of the rarest teas on the site, this 2000m elevation black tea is a very special tea. Tea material from that elevation is very rarely are made into black tea as the oolong tea made from the leaves is much more valuable to the grower. And there is much less of it. This farm has bucked that trend and used that material to create an amazingly soft and fruity black tea that changes the high floral notes of the Qinxin cultivar into rich ripe stone fruit notes through full oxidization. And the flavors last much longer than your average black tea. It comes at a price, but this tea is truly a treat.

There is another rare aspect of this tea in regards to this site. It is not completely agrochemical free. While at the top of the growing area and surrounded on two sides by forest there has been some cross contamination from the bane of high mountain organic growers everywhere, damn cabbage. The range of chemicals found is very, very small and well within the 'safe' range but this tea is not entirely agrochemical free. If anyone wants more information please don't hesitate to get in touch (with Mountain Stream Teas)!

Recommend Brewing Style:
• 3-5g per 100ml
• ~90C water
• 30, 45, 60 then add 5-10 seconds steeps in gaiwan.
• Lasts 4-5 steeps.

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