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.
Batch #50 of the Eco-Cha Tea Club starts off 2020 with a freshly harvested Alishan High Mountain Oolong Winter Tea from our ongoing source in Meishan Township. This very small batch of tea was their final day of winter harvest. The leaves were not yet fully mature, and offer a fresh, distinctly aromatic and complex flavor profile.
The photo above is this month's batch of the Eco-Cha Tea Club undergoing solar withering on November 11, 2019. This was the final day of winter harvest for our source of Alishan High Mountain Oolong Tea, and we were able to procure enough of this very minimal batch to share with our Tea Club. This date was 3 days after Li Dong (立冬) in the lunar calendar, and the winter harvest of High Mountain Tea had for the most part been completed in central Taiwan.
This summer 2017 crop of naturally cultivated and well bug bitten and matured leaves were processed as a traditional Oolong, which mainly means that they were well oxidized. The work that went into oxidizing these leaves was considerable as well as skillful. The leaves needed to be worked, and they got worked well! The result is a full-bodied, substantial brew that offers a very satisfying balance that starts with a mild smokiness, leading into a fruity body with mineral notes, and finishing with something reminiscent of old school Charms lollipops. It really does have a distinct plum powder/confectioner's sugar finishing note that is cushioned by that smoky mineral base. It's a mouthful!