Exhibition Hall Video, Nantou County Global Tea Expo 2013
October 27, 2013
Grab a cup of Oolong and enjoy this walk through the exhibition hall at the 2013 Nantou Global Tea Expo.
This is a short video of the the main exhibition hall at the 2013 Nantou County Global Tea Expo (Oct 2013).
It was an amazingly friendly atmosphere where tea lovers stop to talk, taste, and learn about teas from all over Taiwan. Tea lovers, merchants, farmers, shop owners, and tourists all attend. Tea artisans and farmers from tea growing regions all over Taiwan brew up their teas all day for anyone to sit down and try, and take home.
Tea grown at high altitude is known for its substantial composition and smooth texture, particularly when the leaves have been sufficiently oxidized. This batch of tea offers that creamy texture and subtle complexity of flavor as a base, with a pronounced charcoal roasted component at the forefront. The charcoal roast is prominent in the first few brews, and the underlying complexity of the tea flavor comes through more and more with each brew.
Spring growing season had a long slow start this year, due to almost no rain until the beginning of April. The long awaited rain gave the tea trees what they needed to bring their spring buds into maturity. And we got a full week of good weather toward the end of the month, which turned out to be perfect timing for both our Shan Lin Xi and Alishan High Mountain Oolong sources.
We feel that the constitution of these tea leaves that were grown at high altitude with optimal farming methods, and crafted by some of the top tea producers in the industry, is what makes this batch so special. We cherish both the knowledge and the quality tea that Mr. Zhuang generously shared with us. We will miss him dearly.