Monday, June 14, 2010

Qingxin Oolong Old Style Baking, Oolong Tea

Qingxin was one of the first two varietals of oolong introduced to Taiwan. Qingxin is the varietal most cultivated for "Gao Shan Cha" in the majority of the high mountain tea farms in Taiwan. When cultivated under the proper conditions, Qingxin has a very smooth yet strong character with evident amino acid flavor and a rich mouthfeel, complimented by fresh evergreen, orchid and rare floral aromas, sometimes with bright fruity accents. We chose to try organic cultivation methods with this "new" Qingshin because it’s a breed that performs well at mid-elevation and is strong against pests, and was highly recommended by a local tea-breeding expert.

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