Tiebilun Organic Qing Xin "Secret Creek" Oolong Tea - Winter 2021
Tiebilun Organic Qing Xin "Secret Creek" Oolong Tea - Winter 2021 Tiebilun Organic Qing Xin "Secret Creek" Oolong Tea - Winter 2021 Tiebilun Organic Qing Xin "Secret Creek" Oolong Tea - Winter 2021 Tiebilun Organic Qing Xin "Secret Creek" Oolong Tea - Winter 2021
$ 11.50

Due to the low yields at Yakou and Nanshan, we almost could not offer any Qing Xin options this season, except for the high end Tianhu that only a few can afford. Thankfully, we met the Su family this season who own two remarkable plantations at Hongxiang village.

 

Located in the valley between Cuifeng and Baigushan (Baigu mountain), this particular area is difficult to access for most. The road is often blocked due to landslides. The surface of the road is rough, filled with holes caused by rocks dropping from the cliffs overhead. It may not take a terribly long drive to get there, like Hualien, but its inaccessibility means few are willing to pay a visit to this village.

 

The day we met with Ms. Su went well, so we settled on a date for collaboration between us. Unfortunately, on the day we were supposed to be processing the tea, the main road to Hongxiang village was blocked because of a truck that had gotten into an accident. Determined not to cancel, we asked the locals and found another way around to get to the village that added an hour to our journey. Fortunately, that road blockage was resolved by the next day when we left.

 

This plantation has been under the care of Su family for decades. As this village is located in a valley, naturally there will be a creek running through the center. The creek's source traces back to the great mountain Baigushan looming over the valley. The soil and water of this plantation is deeply influenced by the geography of Tiebilun creek and so is the terroir. This "Secret Creek" will bring us to a different place we have never experienced before. We invite you to discover it with us.

  

 

Harvest:  Winter 2021 / 冬 貳零貳壹

Varietal:  Qing Xin Oolong / 青心烏龍

Elevation:  1180 M / 壹仟壹佰捌拾 公尺

Region:  Nashan / 南山

Fermentation Level:  20% / 分之 貳拾

Roast Level:  1 / 壹 分

 

 

 Wait for it to brew......

 

 Wait for it to brew......

 

 It always amazed an old dog how many new places are waiting for exploration in Taiwan. We accidentally came across Su family and realized they are doing some amazing work at their home place.