Oolong teas have been cultivated for over a thousand years, dating as far back as the Qing dynasty. A multitude of preparation methods have proliferated since. This oolong from Taiwan is sun dried and gently tossed in bamboo baskets. The resulting cup is an excellent expression of classic oolong flavors, showcasing floral notes with a touch of doughy spiciness.
The Pearl Oolong is an extraordinary tea. A rarity from the Taitung region in southeastern Taiwan, the tea is carefully plucked and rolled by hand. The combination of an ideal microclimate and extra long oxidation period imparts notes of dried apricot to an absolutely plush body. The distinct character of this tea will leave a lasting impression, even on later infusions. We keep coming back to this one...staff favorite!
Honey Grasshopper is a specialty tea cultivated in the breathtaking Hualien district of Taiwan. Native grasshoppers favor these young leaves, and their saliva reacts with the tea plant to produce its signature combination of floral and honey notes. This tea is full-bodied with a silky texture from start to finish.