First tea of 2011 was the last of this tea. It’s pretty empty these days. I was wrong. I found some more.
Tung Ting is Taiwan’s most famous semiball-rolled style tea. Tung Ting mountain is located in Lugu Township, Nantou County, Taiwan, and is known for producing delicious, substantial and chewy, very floral teas. Tung Ting teas are priced according to where on the mountain they come from: the higher the elevation, the more difficult the growing conditions and the small the harvest are.
Ice Jade is harvested in Lugu Township, and is a hand-processed tea. Ice Jade is plucked at a higher elevation than our Frost Jade, and it’s flavor reflects the affects of increased altitude and thinner, colder air. Ice Jade is more austere and flinty than our Frost Jade: the floral notes are crisp and precise. Ice Jade is comprised of blended leaf from several tea farmers, and skillfully fired by a tea master to bring out the natural rich, flavor and arresting floral aroma of the leaf. There are several different tea bush cultivars grown on Tung Ting, and the flavor of ice Jade is a composite of the leaf grown in that area. Ice Jade has a characteristic Tung Ting lingering finish with the pleasant addition of an undertone of stone and mineral.
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