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Chinese tea is one of the oldest known beverages, with a rich history spanning nearly five millennia. First used as a medicinal herb, Chinese tea eventually gained popularity and became widespread as a drink to be enjoyed by everyone on a daily basis. During its long history Chinese tea has become an important cultural phenomenon and has even taken on its own customs.
High Mountain Taiwanese Loose Leaf Tea
This is a special hand processed tea that comes from Jin Xuan Mountain in Taiwan.
Jin Xuan oolongs are known for their natural rich creamy mouthfeel.
Special growing region, and process is what gives this tea its natural creaminess, milk flavor and silky texture.
Looking out the window into the sky, you see the beautiful orange sun setting into the night. With the gentle sounds of the waves crashing along the shore, you decide to make a cup of oolong scented with the sweetness of the Hawaiian mangoes you love. Sit down, unwind, and relax to the cool night.
Using the natural essential oil of Hawaiian mango, our blenders pair a low-fermentation oolong (more green character than black oxidized) to balance out the sweetness and tartness of the fruit.
Legends says that during China’s Yao Dynasty there was a woman who was extremely kind and always helped people. Because of her kindness people called her Mother Lan. One year, a terrible disease came to her village and many people were sick and dying. Mother Lan worked tirelessly to help them. One night a celestial being came down and told her that heaven had chosen her to stop the disease and save countless lives. She had to climb Tai Lao Mountain and find a tea tree hidden amongst the clouds and fog, then brew a tea from this tree and administer it to the affected people.
Its name translates as “Gentleman Mountain Silver Needle Tea”. It is often confused with Bai Hao Yinzhen (Silver Needle), but it is a different variety. The name comes from the processed leaves, which look like small needles.