The House of Hope and Mercy in the Jungle
Sanxia Green // Bi Luo Chun // 2021
From Sanxia, Southwestern New Taipei City, Taiwan.
Zero Waste Refill (in store collection only at present)
This tea is organically grown!
A combination of twisted and curled leaves with beautiful lush to deep green tones and a silvery downiness. Fine aromatic leaves, giving fresh grassy notes and hints of umami. Pale grass green tea soup that tastes soft and sweet, fresh sweet pea notes with a delicate lingering flavour.
Organically grown at a 400m elevation. Hand plucked in Spring '21 using Qingxin Gan Zhong cultivar, a rare heritage variety. Harvested by a fourth generation Tea Master & family. After picking the leaves undergo light processing, at between 1-2% oxidised level, following traditional techniques with great skill, producing quality small batch tea in the style of Bi Luo Chun.
This tea garden is located approximately 20 minutes from central Taipei, within one of the oldest tea growing regions in all of Taiwan. Where tea trees are hillside grown above the Dahan River Plain and nestled by neighbouring mountains creating ideal conditions for the tea to flourish.
Brew Guide Per Cup:
Tea - 1 teaspoon (3-5g)
Water - 80ºc // 100ml
Brew time - 1-2 minutes
Reinfuse leaves up to 2-3 infusions, to personal taste
Brew Guide Gong fu Style For Gaiwan:
Tea - 5-7g
Water - 85-95ºc // 100ml
Brew time - 1st infusion 30sec, 2nd infusion 45 sec, 3rd infusion 60sec, Increasing by 5-10 secs thereafter.
Reinfuse leaves up to 3-4 infusions.
Also great, simply in a mug or glass an amount straight in 80-90*c, just add more water for desired strength.