Paguashan Wu Yi Natural Farming "Cliff of Formosa" Oolong Tea - Spring 2023Taiwan Sourcing
We decided to do something even more labor-intensive this season to stretch the potential of Taiwanese tea, linking it back to its ancestors. Do you remember "Lord of the Cliff"? This is a tea based on that foundation, but the flavor is even more "Cliff Tea" like.
Although it does not manifest the special bug-bitten profile of "Lord of the Cliff," this "Cliff of Formosa" showed that it is a completely different tea from any of the Wu Yi teas we have created before. Like what we did to make "Hidden Rock," a tribute to what Wu Yi tea was known for back in the early 17th century, we tried to make this spring’s Wu Yi deliver a "Rock Tea" or "Cliff Tea" experience. This does not mean that we simply give it a higher roast than "Frost Earl" or "Lord of the Cliff." To accomplish this tea, we applied a more intricate method of waving and fermentation to accomplish our goal.
Also as you may have noticed in the basic information below, this tea is indeed heavily roasted compared to our previous work. If you are big fan of heavily roasted tea such as a traditional Tie Guan Yin or “Cliff Tea” (Yancha), you will find a lot of charm inside this latest work from us— not only because of the roast, but most importantly because of the care and love we strive to present in the magic of Taiwanese tea.
Harvest: Spring 2023 / 春 貳零貳參
Varietal: Wu Yi / 武夷
Elevation: 450 M / 肆佰伍拾 公尺
Region: Paguashan / 八卦山
Fermentation Level: 35 % / 分之 參拾 伍
Roast Level: 5 / 伍 分
An old dog missed the characteristics of Yancha (岩茶) a lot, and this is why this tea was created despite the super exhausting waving process. It really tastes a lot like Yancha if nobody revealed the truth. Due to how the water was structured we asked our roasting master Mr. Zhuang for a way higher roast than usual as you can see in the picture. This tea for us is a great representation of what our team is capable of when it comes to tea creation.