This QingXin Red tea, made from the QingXin Cultivar, has been aged for close to two years, and has begun to mature. Its character has undoubtably started to mellow yet deepen in intensity. The first few steepings will render a bright tea liquor, with a sweet finish. This is tea’s warming nature makes it a great tea to drink during the winter, or on a cold rainy day.
For a number of reasons this tea is qualitatively different from Big Leaf Varietals from both Sun Moon Lake in the South of Taiwan, and those of India, and Sri Lanka. Genetics aside a couple of major differences are that this Taiwanese Red tea is grown from small gardens unlike its Indian and Sri Lankan counterparts which are grown on large plantations. Drink this tea now, or store for a few years and enjoy character that only comes with age.
Hand-picked, April 27th, 2015
Sold in 1 and 1.75 oz. increments.