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Clear Heart Oolong Tea

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CLEAR HEART OOLONG TEA THAILAND

HARVESTED:

May 2021

PRODUCER:

Mr. Lu

CULTIVAR:

Qing Xin 'Clear Heart'
Camellia Sinensis var
Sinensis

REGION:

Mueang Chiang Rai District, Chiang Rai Province

COUNTRY:

Thailand

ELEVATION:

1,200 MASL

The Journey

Mr. Lu is one of the most skilled tea processors and producers we have the pleasure of working with. His farm is relatively new and is in a very mountainous part of Thailand not far from the border with Burma. In fact, this region has experienced significant droughts over the past five years, but his friends across the border have helped him construct a water pipeline that crosses the territories. He learned his irrigation techniques from Israeli olive tree producers and conserves water by just watering the roots of the plants. While it is rare to find Taiwanese cultivars outside of Taiwan, Taiwan and Thailand share a common heritage as many of the nationalists who fought in the war in China escaped to Thailand / Taiwan. Now Mr. Lu employees the local Haaka minority and has helped bring a better quality of life to the locals.

The Experience

Wild fruits and fruit blossoms with a sweet, smooth body and silk aftertaste.

Steeping Instructions

  • Amount of tea: 4 grams
  • Amount of water: 300ml
  • Temperature: 185 degrees F
  • Steep time: 3 minutes

Sizing

One size box only: 40 Grams / 1.4 Ounces