Fanbaoshan Organic "Pacific Buddha" Tie Guan Yin Oolong Tea - Spring 2020Taiwan Sourcing
From "Pacific Bud" to "Pacific Petal" in the past two year, the Tie Guan Yin of Fanbaoshan has made it to the third year with us at Taiwan Sourcing, and this is a good omen for this remarkable tea, and so did the result turned out to be.
Fanbaoshan is the mountain that nurtured this tea, which has a lake named "Mysterious Lake" (神祕湖) nearby. You have to drive along the river valley to reach the bottom before begin a very steep climb, and the climb took us all the way to elevation at 1100 meters high. The crazy ride to reach the plantation could be seen in this video if you are interested to see how we got there.
Grand nature finally decided to give us a perfect weather to work this plantation on this third year. We basically receive bless from every direction while working with this very stubborn varietal. With such an assistance, this tea did not make things way too difficult to work with this year. Everybody at the tea factory was surprised to smell the strong "condensed milk" like aroma after its fermentation, and this is possibly the finest representation of this plantation so far. "Pacific Buddha" is finally created this year, and it is time to witness the pinnacle of Hong Xin Wai Wei Tao.
Harvest: Spring 2020 / 春 貳零貳零
Varietal: Hong Xin Wai Wei Tao (Tie Guan Yin) / 紅心歪尾桃
Elevation: 1100 M / 壹仟壹佰 公尺
Region: Nanou area Fanbaoshan / 南澳 飯包山
Fermentation Level: 35% / 分之 參拾伍
Roast Level: 3 / 參 分
Layers after layers of flavor and steady body feeling made an old dog wanted to mediate while drinking a tea, that was how this "Pacific Buddha" did to an old dog.