Sanxia White // 2021
From Sanxia, Southwestern New Taipei City, Taiwan.
Zero Waste Refill (in store collection only at present)
This tea is organically grown!
Large twisted and curled leaves of deep and vibrant greens and silver tones, The dry leaves have a subtle peachy aroma, once brewed leaves release a great deal of fragrance, giving rounded stone fruit notes and hints of ginger. The tea soup is pale yellow to orange in colour that tastes, smooth, has a soft mouthfeel with an orange sweetness. Since harvest the tea leaves have benefitted from a good clean storage, developing some age, creating a decent depth in the flavour. Good for multiple infusions.
Organically grown at a 400m elevation. Hand plucked in Spring '21 using the Qingxin Gan Zhong cultivar, a rare heritage variety. Harvested by a fourth generation Tea Master & family. After picking the leaves undergo a light processing at 100% oxidisation level following traditional techniques with great skill producing quality small batch tea.
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 - 5g
Water - 90*c // 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.
Like with many White teas the flavours within the leaves become more pronounced as the water temperature cools.