Taiwan Fragrant Green*
Other names: Taiwanese Bi Luo Chun
Before 1949 Taiwan didn't have a history of making green teas. It wasn't until Chinese immigrants to the island started to process a tea varietal named "Chinxing Kantzu" grown exclusively in Sanxia District in the traditional style of Bi Luo Chun (one of the famous tribute teas) that the craving for green tea was satisfied.
Our version of Bi Luo Chun is grown on a family farm using only natural and traditional agricultural practices. Fragrant Green is harvested in early spring when the leaves are young and tender. The pluck is one bud with two leaves. The dried leaf differs from the authentic Jiangsu Province tea – in fact, it is less snail-like, more strip-style, there is no downy hair and the leaves are larger. The scent of the leaves and taste is reminiscent of another Chinese green tea, Rizhao Xueqing (Snow Green) from Shandong Province. In many ways, the tea synthesizes fresh green tea taste with oolong body, a creaminess that isn't present in most green teas.
Spring / March 2017
Vibrant green with a nutty aroma, lively vegetal flavours, and a mild, lingering aftertaste.
Additional information: It is said that if you are preparing this tea, you should place the leaves on top of the water to watch it unfurl, rather than place it in the bottom of the tea pot. The tea leaves do not remain at the top of the water but slowly float down the cup like falling snowflakes.