Yuchi Wild Shan Cha is a rare wild tea that comes from a strain of camellia that is native only to Taiwan. Growing wild in Yuchi near Sun Moon Lake, it has a complex profile that makes for a very special and tasty cup. You will experience notes of honey, peaches, cooked fruits and a very clean finish.
High mountain black tea from Shanlinxi is simply divine. If you indulge in the pleasures of high-mountian oolongs, you must try this tea. You will experience the same expansive liveliness where tangy stone fruit notes (peach, cherry) will dominate with hints of fresh vanilla and wintergreen freshness. The body is suave with very supple and silky tannins but what surprises is the most pleasant long aftertaste that simply lures you to not stop drinking it!
Hong Shui (red water) Oolong is the technical name for Oolongs that have been made like traditional Dong Ding Oolong. That process includes an oxidation that is higher than for high mountain Oolong and that gives fruity rather than flowery scents. The process also requires a medium to strong roast that adds honey, nutty aromas and a long, powerful aftertaste.
This handsome tea offers a creamy floral aroma combined with a smooth cream taste with floral notes. Mei Shan is one of the less fashionable mountain areas with the oolongs often ending up being re-labelled as from the neighbouring Ali Shan which commands a higher price. As a result, buying teas labelled as Mei Shan means you get a similar quality tea to Ali Shan but at a better price.
Another very unique black tea from Taiwan, produced from a cultivar imported from China's famous Wuyi area between 1796-1820 (referred to as Wu Yi Zhong, 武夷種). Typically the cultivar has been used to produced heavier roasted oolongs similar to those from Wuyi with black tea production a more recent innovation. It makes for an interesting cup that is complex yet refreshing, achieving both qualities of fine Taiwanese black teas and Wu Yi Shan oolongs. The aromatic leaves of this Mingjian Wu Yi black tea are rather long, thin and wiry in appearance. The liquor produced is a dark red colour with a lovely fruity aroma. The taste is light yet complex.
Jin Xuan is famous for its creamy, milk-like aroma, which complements the rich body and transfers into the flavour with a caramel taste. Hints of honey and frankincense add to the intriguing, complex charm of this special tea.
One of the best quality Taiwanese Oolongs, which in other respects differs immediately from the others.The tea offers the complex, honey-tinged flavour of Oolong teas in combination with the fullness of black teas. Here we can observe a slightly spicy taste and aroma reminiscent of Keemun teas.