This Taiwanese Oolong tea came in second place in the 1996 Dong Ding Oolong Tea Competition, and has been aging undisturbed in a sealed tin container ever since. The extent to which an aged tea can evolve and reshape itself over the years is always a humbling pleasure to revisit, and we are honored to have some of this selection still in our reserves. When brewed across several extractions gong-fu style, we taste ripe stone fruits, roasted chestnuts, and a sweetly floral finish, with incredible mouth-drying liveliness throughout.
For Taiwanese tea producers, it is an incredible and prestigious honor to place in this competition - there are typically up to seven thousand submissions, and all judging is performed by a panel of certified judges. Criteria for judging are fragrance, aroma, appearance, color of infusion, and taste.
Lugu Township Farmers Association, Nantou County, Taiwan