Alishan Hong Cha
This hong cha comes from the same farm we get our Alishan oolongs from. This particular tea is made up of the Jinxuan cultivar. I've become a fan of how experimental tea farmers have become. This was one of the first black teas made with oolong leaves, that I have tasted. The mixture of non-traditional black tea leaves, rolled oolong production methods, and full oxidation creates a complex and interesting tea.
Origin: Alishan, Zhuqi, Chiayi County, Taiwan
Harvest: May, 2018
Varietal: Jin Xuan
Type: Black Tea
Flavor notes: Chocolate, Honey, Melon, Black Pepper