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Royal Courtesan Summer 2016

Tung Ting, Taiwan

$ 10.00

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Elevation: 800 meters
Varietal: Tung Ting
Oxidation: 50% 
Production: Charcoal roasted

Hotter weather conditions and smaller-leaf varietals at lower elevations lured the green leaf hoppers—tiny cicadas whose beneficial bites nip the astringency and release the unique aroma of these teas—to patronize their bushes. The few hoppers that did venture farther up the mountains feasted at Tung Ting, giving this Royal Courtesan its full-bodied, alluring fragrance as well as a matching name, inspired by the perfume wore by the ladies of the Emperor’s court. The confluence of conditions required to create this specialized release of perfume from these leaves are rare and circumstantial. In these challenging weather times, Royal Courtesan is harder and harder to come by.

Steeping Guidelines:
4g or 1t | 8oz. @ 205˚F | 1 minute
Use a yixing or porcelain teapot. Drain completely and serve. 
Please re-infuse 7 or more times. 
Serves 49  8oz. cups per 1oz. of whole leaf tea


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