This High Mountain Tea will be a delight for those who are after a high grade, flavoursome Oolong tea that is grown using organic farming and produced free of chemical and pesticides.
This spring tea is from ShiZhuo district in Taiwan Alishan and offers the same unique, sublime flavour common to premium teas produced in this famous alpine region. Mr Wang, the owner of the farm (pictured here) went through great length to locate his farm on the steep mountainside to ensure there is no cross-contamination from neighbours, as even a little breeze can carry pesticides across. The extent of carefulness is required to pass the certification test for over 500 commonly used pesticides.
This harvest is golden yellow in colour and carries a sweet orchid fragrance, a smooth texture with a mellow fruity undertone. It is an amazing harvest that is both inspiring and relaxing at the same time, a unique flavour that one has to try to believe. I use an aroma cup when I brew this tea just to savour the exquisite fragrance.
This tea is vacuum-packed direct at the farm and comes with the organic tea certification. It also comes in convenient tea bag if you like your tea on-the-go. It is the same quality tea leaf packed in silk tea bags for you to take anywhere and it is specially packed for my shop (view the Organic Tea Bag here).
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Organic High Mountain Oolong, Spring Harvest.
Notes: Sweet orchid fragrance with fruity undertone and a smooth, lingering aftertaste.
Premium grade, single-estate High Mountain Tea from ShiZhuo, Taiwan Alishan.
Very limited quantity, an exclusive harvest sourced direct from certified organic tea farm.
Natural antioxidant, slows aging, burns fat, reduce stress and calms the mind.
Fermentation: Light (15% - 20%).
Loose leaf, vacuum packed, 2 years shelf life when properly stored.
A 150 gram (5.3 oz) pack brews approx 30 cups.
Organic farming for High Mountain Tea is relatively new and it is a difficult journey to embark on as it requires significantly more work to start with (i.e. proper location on the steep terrain) and the cost of production is generally 2 – 3 times higher than normal tea. The plantations I choose are either certified organic farms or at the very least uses organic fertilizers. Their price points will be different but my intention is that everyone should be able to enjoy organically grown tea regardless. I believe that organic produce is the way of the future for this world to be sustainable, both from a health and ecological perspective.
No pesticide is used on the farm
Harvesting the organic High Mountain Tea
Use 2 to 3 teaspoons of tea leaf with 120 ml of near boiling water.
Put tea leaf in a pot and do a quick rinse with hot water. Discard the liquid.
Steep the tea leaf with hot water for 30 to 40 secs and pour into drinking cup or pitcher.
Repeat the steeping and mix the brews together.
Now you have a great tasting cup of tea with amazing fragrant aroma.
View my detail guide here »