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Winter Tea Shopping - A Sweet Surprise

January 16, 2014

Yesterday I visited Eco-Cha's source of Tsui Yu Jade Oolong, Jin Xuan Milk Oolong, and Four Seasons Spring Oolong. These are three hybrid oolong varietals that thrive in the foothills of Nantou County.

I went to pick up the rest of the bulk 40 lb. bags that we had bought some of just after winter harvest. Upon my arrival I learned that my friend had won first place in both the Tsui Yu Dong Ding Oolong category and the Jin Xuan Dong Ding Oolong category in the 2013 Nantou County winter tea competitions.

Hard at work preparing for winter competitions:

He received the rare “Double Champion Award” for being the first place winner of the Jin Xuan Dong Ding Oolong category in two consecutive competitions - spring and winter 2013.

Our current batch of Tsui Yu Jade Oolong is from the same harvest that produced his champion tea - just picked and processed on a different day. We couldn’t ask for better credentials!

 





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