Songboling Natural Farming "Ruby Lily" Oriental Beauty Oolong Tea - Summer 2020Taiwan Sourcing
"How about making this harvest into an Oriental Beauty?" This was what we suggested our farmer Mr. Chen when learning how little the quantity is after inspecting the plantation. "Fine, do whatever you want. Just make sure I don't lose money on this!" Mr. Chen said as he exclaimed desperately after seeing the miserable output of this plantation at this season. "We won't fail you my friend." So did we promised him.
Creating an Oriental Beauty using such a material is always a bless to us. Due to the nature of how an Oriental Beauty Oolong is processed, a processor's will have very close contact with the material itself since the big waving stage must be done by hand rather than big waving machine. Mr. Chen material never disappoint us on how clean it is, and therefore there are no extra hardship when working with the material.
We did not fail the tea Mr. Chen created, nor did we let him lost money on such a small quantity of tea. He was quite surprised by how the tea turned out to be, and he told us his wife was "blown away by how delicious it is" after he made her trying it. This tea does not require a fancy name to show how beautiful it is, "Ruby Lily" might be an ordinary name to some, but we think it reflects its beautiful nature truthfully.
Harvest: Summer 2020 / 春 貳零貳零
Varietal: Jin Xuang / 金萱
Elevation: 300 M / 參佰 公尺
Region: Mingjian Songboling / 名間 松柏嶺
Oxidation Level: 80% / 分之 捌拾
Roast Level: 0 / 無
This year is a year blessed by lots of bug bitten-ness. The lack of production was due to severe pests all over Taiwan, which allowed us to create an Oriental Beauty from Mingjian.