Wu Liang Mountain "Xue Dian, Mei Lan" Yunnan Green Tea
Many Taiwanese growers and tea masters have settled in Yunnan creating their own re-interpretations of Taiwanese teas using both Yunnan local varietals and high-altitude growing conditions. This tea which we call “Xue Dian Mei Lan” or “Snow Flecks, Plum Blossoms” was made in the style of a Taiwanese “Wen Shan Bao Zhong” (aka 文山包種), but using large-leaf varietal wild arbor tea leaves from Wu Liang mountain. While it is not entirely comparable in taste to a Taiwan Bao Zhong tea, this tea shares some of its aroma and brings to the table it’s own unique taste! When brewed it has a subtle plum blossom aroma and somewhat nutty sweet after-finish. The stems of the tea have been left to give it a special flavor. This tea is lightly oxidized, with a just the slightest degree of roasting Being a Yunnan varietal this tea can be infused many many times and has a shelf life of several years.
Spring 2012 tea from Wu Liang Mountain of Simao