Single Origin Recommendations
What is your favorite single origin tea and why do you love it?
Mao Xie aka “Hairy Crab” from Anxi, China (a village called Gan De). It is one of my favourite oolongs and it is very affordable. It is very creamy, thick/smooth, sweet, some floral notes, and beautiful rich buttery notes. It is the perfect jade oolong.
Yatra tea specializes in single origin Indian teas. Including telling you which teahouse they get it from. Always leads to an interesting journey.
Single origin teas are the best way to enjoy tea as it enables you to appreciate the flavors from that specific farm. All of our teas are single origin, but I particularly like our Taiwanese oolongs from Hau Ying Chen. We carry his dong ding in a variety of roasts, as well as some very special limited teas that he experiments with.
For an interesting experience, I would also check out our Wild Mao Feng vs. Keemun Mao Feng vs. Keemun Qimei. The Wild Mao Feng is what Mao Feng is supposed to take like, while the Keemun Mao Feng comes from the same farm as our Keemun Qimei, but is processed as a green Mao Feng. It is incredible how you can really taste both the Mao Feng and the Keemun in this special green tea, highlighting the affects of both the terroir and the processing.
When comparing single origin over blends, the latter tends to taste like the ‘average’ tea, while with single origins the unique nuances are preserved. That said, single origin teas should be valued for their diversity. Personally, I would be able to choose one single origin tea.