2023 Spring in Taiwan was quite hard for farmers and tea trees.

Because of not enough rain tea bushes started to create new young leaves and buds very very late! Drought also reduced harvest to circa 70% of regular amounts.

Hot and dry spring brought also one interesting effect.

In gardens where farmers reduced or completely stopped using pesticides, Jacobiasca formosana insects started their prey on the tea trees. Bug bitten leaves produce more aromatic substances, they create famous mi xiang honey fragrance typical for Oriental beauty and Gui Fei oolongs.

So…what happened to our tea is: dry spring, bug bitten leaves, light medium charcoal roast and quite high oxidation level. All those things make this tea so special!

Fresh and sweet, with strong honey fragrance and beautiful notes of fruits and flowers.

Aftertaste is overwhelming – long and sweet.

This is special treat! Very limited.


Origin:  natural garden, Shan Lin Xi, Nantou county, Taiwan,

Harvest: Spring 2023

Cultivar/Tree Variety:  Qing Xin

Temperature of water and amount of leaves: 100 C 5-7g/100ml.

Suggested brewing method: Yixing clay teapot or gaiwan of low capacity. First, you should pre-heat empty teapot/gaiwan and tea cups with boiling water. When the teapot is warmed, then you put the tea leaves in. After smelling hot and dry leaves in the pot, gently pour the boiling water to the pot.  First infusion should be very short- not more than 40-50 second. Second infusion should be little bit shorter than first one cause the leaves are more open then. We suggest to increase brewing time for 5-10 seconds in third and each next brewing.

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14g, 30 g, 50 g, 100 g


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