Green Tea: Lu Shan Clouds & Mist, China
- Harvest: Spring 2020
- 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: Shan Lin Xi High Mountain 'Fire Tree', Taiwan
- Elevation: 1500 Meters
- Production: 25 Hours Roast
- Oxidation: 25%
- Farming: Traditional Farming
This dark roast version of the otherwise light, floral High Mountain oolong breathes an intense, fiery aroma, with deep, multilayered cooked caramel flavors drawn out by long roasting. Grown on the fog-dense peaks of Shan Lin Xi, one of the highest mountains in Nantou, Taiwan, the rich complexity of this oolong is supported by a unique, biodynamic farming environment of towering bamboo and gingko groves.
This dynamic oolong grows atop Shan Lin Xi, one of the highest mountains in the Nantou, Taiwan region. Fog-drenched peaks dense with groves of towering bamboo and gingko trees create a unique, biodynamic farming environment that supports the rich complexity of this tea. Careful, light roasting brings out its incredible powdered sugar sweetness, which gives way to a rich creaminess with deep body.
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.