Today's post will be about the Qing Xin varietal.
Qing Xin or 青心 translates to "Green Heart". It is one of the most popular oolong varietals used by farmers in Taiwan. It grows well at both high and low elevations. It is also used to create multiple different types of oolong teas from all areas of taiwan. It normally yields a great floral, vegetal, sweet, and tropical flavor. Most teas created with this cultivar are usually lighter in oxidation. However, the Qing Xin cultivar does well when oxidized at higher levels.
The downside of using this varietal to produce your tea is that, it is not very disease resistant and it doesn't have a very high yield. This makes teas produced with the Qing Xin varietal more expensive than some teas produced with other varietals and cultivars.