High Mountain (50g)
Taiwanese High Mountain "Gaoshan" Oolong Tea.
Taiwan is known around the world for its outstanding oolongs. Locally, teas grown over 1000m elevation are classified as "High Mountain" or Gao Shan and are extremely prized. Due to thin air at high altitudes, the growth is slower and the yield is lower, but the result is truly exceptional.
Due to its high elevation, high mountain oolong is said to contain a high degree of minerals and vitamins, providing wonderful health benefits.
Harvested only twice a year, the winter harvest (November) is celebrated for more body and aftertaste, while the spring harvest (April) is more about the aroma.
Picked: Nov 2019 (Winter harvest)
Origin: Alishan, Taiwan | 1350m Elevation | The Deng Family
Leaf: Qingxin Varietal | 1 bud 3-4 leaves
Craft: Picked, withered, tossed, fried, ball-rolled & lightly charcoal-baked
Notes: Vegetal, Roasted Chestnut, Clean Finish
Benefits: Rich in minerals and vitamins
We recommend brewing in a Gaiwan for this tea, but it can also be enjoyed Western style.
Chinese Brew (Gaiwan): 4g | 150ml | 95°C | 1 min | +20 sec for additional brews | Can steep ~ 6 times
Western Brew (Mug / Teapot): 5g | 350ml | 95°C | 2 min | + 1 min for additional brews | Can steep ~ 3 times
Cold-Brew (Pitcher): 12g | 750ml | Room temp | 8 hours in fridge | Strain & serve with ice