Did you know about our new tea line?
As the month of March begins, so does the season of rebirth and life. It is the moment when everything is new. As we didn’t want to bend this beautiful rule, we decided to add a new tea line to our store. We present you the Connoisseur Tea Line!
This tea line is totally different from the variety of teas we are offering. Not only the tastes are different, but the way these teas are made is not the same. Teas from the Connoisseur Line are extremely special because of the way the leaves are cultivated and how rare they are.
To produce such a special kind of tea, a different cultivating method is being used. Normally, tea trees are being cut down so that it is easier to pick their leaves as they are short. For the tea leaves of the Connoisseur Line, the trees are untouched: they are old tall trees which give a smoother taste to the leaves, compared to small, more common trees, offering a stronger taste to their leaves.
In addition, each tea from this line has a special story as they are special specimen. Here are a little information on our special new line. Our Sun Moon Lake #18 comes from a research tree that was imported from Assam in India by the Japanese when they occupied Taiwan in 1925. It has a different taste than the tea which is still cultivated in Assam.
The Mi Lan Xiang (Phoenix honey Orchid) or Ba Xian (8 Immortal) are teas that grow in the Kuzhukeng area in China. The tea plant used is called the “Dan Cong” and it grows as a single shrub. It gives a fruity aroma to the tea. Both are really smooth teas, but their tastes differ a bit: the Phoenix Honey Orchid has a sweet honey taste and an orchid fragrance. On the other hand, the 8 Immortal is a tight and oily finished tea, which has a flowery and fruity taste.
Another example is the Fukamushi Gyokuro, a tea that was steamed instead of pan fried. In Japan, it is a highly-priced tea. This tea’s leaves have been put in the shade for 20 days before being picked and they are immediately flushed. This produces tender and younger leaves that give a sweeter and smoother taste to the tea. This one has a grassy-ness taste if brewed in low temperature.
We have lots of other different teas from the Connoisseur Line. Each of them has an incredible story behind their harvest and tastes. If you want to know more, check out our website!
Hope you enjoy our new Line!
Store Closed For Our Annual Family Vacation, Sorry For Any Inconvenience!
March 28 - April 6, 2019.
Disclaimer: We are not associated with any local or oversea tea organization.
Staff at Great Tea Road Co