Sanlun Organic Arbor "The Ridge" Oolong Tea - Winter 2021
Sanlun Organic Arbor "The Ridge" Oolong Tea - Winter 2021 Sanlun Organic Arbor "The Ridge" Oolong Tea - Winter 2021 Sanlun Organic Arbor "The Ridge" Oolong Tea - Winter 2021 Sanlun Organic Arbor "The Ridge" Oolong Tea - Winter 2021
$ 19.00

If you already tried our "Mountain" black tea, you will know that this particular material from Sanlun village has a powerful potential to be made into any type of tea. Like the TTES #8 we made this winter, this is an interesting arbor varietal that has baffled farmers and us for years, now finally being made into an oolong tea.

 

The tea trees were planted by seed (as opposed to transplanting live bushes) decades ago, so even Mr. Xie was not sure what the varietal was. All he could tell us was that it was an arbor varietal, and nothing more. The harvests of this material have been scanty since it was planted, and this harvest is no exception. To reduce the cost of labor for picking the tea, this material was harvested together with "the Eight" and processed on the same day. This meant that there were two types of teas to be taken care of on the same day, but we had to use a different mindset to approach each of them.

 

Thankfully, the completion of each tea was not compromised by the complexity of dual processing. As the final teas were made and tried, we realized some character of this tea resembles the "Shan" varietal we carried which is a varietal that originated from the Burmese region.

 

This powerful tea will be a more affordable version of the wild arbor teas we carry each spring. If you haven't tried the character of a wild arbor oolong, this newly introduced "Ridge" can be a stepping stone into that mesmerizing world of arbor teas.

  

 

Harvest:  Winter 2021 / 冬 貳零貳壹

Varietal:  Arbor Varietal / 喬木種

Elevation:  350 M / 參佰伍拾 公尺

Region:  Sanlun / 三崙村

Fermentation Level:  40% / 分之 肆拾

Roast Level:  1 / 壹 分

 

 

 Wait for it to brew......

 

 Wait for it to brew......

 

 Finally a boss-like tea that does not cost like a Wall Street boss.