An aged black tea that was made just after the big 9/12 earthquake of 1999 in Nantou, Taiwan. It was a hard time for the tea farmers as Nantou is a major tea-growing area. True to the nature of the Taiwanese, they focus on the good that came out of the tragedy. New styles of teas were created with new cultivars and new productions. There is a light pine smoke aroma to this black tea but it does not linger on the palate. Only the sweetness of a fully oxidised tea has been stored well. There is no bitterness and very low astringency. The perfect breakfast tea with marmalade and toast.
Tea Cultivar: Qing Xin Oolong
Harvest Time: 2000
Teaware: glass, porcelain/ceramic pot
Amount: Fill 1/5 – 1/4 of the pot with leaf
Water: 100°C water
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