This tea begins to wither while still on the bush because of a unique natural process: leaf hopper insects bite the edges of the leaf, resulting in an intoxicating fragrance that makes this oolong so prized. Originally developed to emulate Darjeeling tea, it’s well known for this unique warm-honey aroma.
This lot, which hails from northern Taiwan, boasts tropical notes of lychee and yuzu well balanced by a deep woodiness. Take the rich brown leaves through several steepings; the dense, sweet flavor will linger.
Region: Hsinchu County
Tasting Notes: honey, lychee, aromatic
Year of Production: Summer 2016