Green Tea: Lu Shan Clouds & Mist, China
- Harvest: Spring 2021
- Oxidation: Unoxidized
- Production: Wok Dried
- Farming:Traditional Farming, No Chemical Pesticides or Fertilizers
An exceptional green tea with tiny, moss-like curls of dark jade. Grown on the peaks of Lu Shan, a Taoist mountain hidden in fog, these tea bushes are naturally shaded from the sun. Containing especially high levels of chlorophyll, this tea produces an unusually rich, buttery infusion. The texture is smooth and viscous. Lu Shan Clouds and Mist stands out from all other green teas - a long-standing favorite of Teance customers and staff.
Oolong Tea: Tung Ting Cold Summit
- Harvest: Spring 2021
- Elevation: 800 Meters
- Oxidation: 30-40%
- Production: Tumbled and Rolled by Machine. Baked by Electric Heat in Bamboo Baskets.
- Farming: Traditional Farming
Mrs. Su, one of the world’s few female tea masters, has been making this extraordinary tea for us for more than a decade. Sourced from one of the original bushes brought to Taiwan by Magistrate Lin in the mid-1700s, this oolong thrives only in higher elevations, where dexterous women from Tung Ting village hand pluck each leaf from steep hillsides on top of the mountain. In Mrs. Su’s hands, its floral fragrance, complex nutty body and lasting echoes of sweetness find full expression, making it a frequent annual award-winner and one of our most beloved offerings.
Black Tea: Darjeeling 2nd Flush - Mim Estate Organic, India
- Harvest: Summer 2020
- Oxidation: 100%
- Farming: Certified Organic
This is the second-flush harvest of Indian black tea handpicked in the Summer of 2020 from the Mim Estate, a tea garden established in 1862.
The Mim Estate is located in Jorebunglow, Sukhiapokhari in Darjeeling district at an elevation ranging from 2,800 ft. to 4,500 ft. The garden is certified by HACCP and ISO standards.
Darjeeling 2nd Flush is fully oxidized like a typical black tea, yet carries the rich floral quality only a Darjeeling can offer. 2nd flush simply means second picking of leaves. These leaves are of the highest quality, only trumped by the first flush. In a season there are a total of 44 flushes, with the 3rd through 44th being used for low quality teabags. Meant to be enjoyed all on its own but has enough body to handle milk or sugar. Pairs with nuts and dried fruits, heavier cheeses, raspberry chocolate cake.