Mei Shan Farmers' Association Oolong Tea Competition Two-Plum-Flower (Grade V) Winner
Spring 2010, Jiayi County, Taiwan
Mei Shan Village Farmers’ Association (梅山鄉農會) Competition (Mei Shan is a high mountain region of Ali Shan Moutain range). It’s one of the highly reputable competition of light roast high mountain oolong. Candidate teas are from tea plantations of 1200m (3600 ft.) elevation. There are five evaluation events every year in this competition. We focus on Spring and Winter competitions, products from which are the most popular. The award levels are (from the highest): Superior Grade (特等獎), Grade I (頭等獎), Grade II (二等獎), Grade III (三等獎), three-plum-flower (三朵梅) – we label this as Grade IV, two-plum-flower (二朵梅) – we label this as Grade V.