Alishan is a high mountain resort and nature preserve in Southwestern Taiwan famous for its scenic beauty and high altitude tea gardens. While tea production in this area is relatively new (30 years), it has become a highly regarded region due to its advantageous environment. Our Jin Xuan tea comes from Tai Cha 27 (Taiwan Tea Bush 27), a new bush cultivated from older established bushes. The light oxidation creates a mild fresh flavor similar to green tea making it an excellent choice for new tea drinkers. Enjoy the bright clean tea color and light taste. You will note a buttery essence that slowly emerges over several brews. This slow developing buttery fragrance ensures this is a true Jin Xuan rather than one with added chemicals commonly seen in the tea industry.
Location: Alishan, Taiwan
Tea Bush: Tai Cha #12 (Jin Xuan)
Tea Master: Lin Yu Cheng
Harvest Time: end of April
Picking Standard: 1 bud to 2 leaves
Brewing vessel: glass cup, gaiwan, glass or porcelain pot, yixing pot
Brewing Guidelines: 1st infusion ½ Tbs per 12 oz 212F for 1 min
Infusions: at least 7 times
Seven Cups is an American tea company based in Tucson, Arizona. We source traditional, handmade Chinese teas directly from the growers and tea masters who make them, and we bring those teas back from China to share with people everywhere.
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