We proudly announce our Limited Edition series of Eco-Cha Teas! This exclusive selection is comprised of teas that are both top quality and limited in supply. We encourage you to read up about each of these teas on their individual product pages. Some are teas that we've offered previously and some are new additions to our in-store menu. All of them represent Taiwan's tea culture and world class professionalism.
We chose the image above to introduce this line of teas because it depicts tea leaves that embody the Taiwan Oolong tea making tradition. Four out of the six selections in our limited series are well roasted Oolongs. One is a heavily oxidized unroasted Oolong. And one is an organic High Mountain Oolong that is lightly roasted.
This image of a small group of tea pickers on an organically cultivated plot of tea reflects the limited supply factor. This tea farm is the source of our Tie Guan Yin Oolong Tea. This is the smallest tea production operation we've seen in Taiwan. It's mostly one husband and wife couple who do it all — with the help of some neighbors to harvest the produce. It's truly a rare of source tea and almost an anomaly in the overall industry here in Taiwan.
All of our limited edition teas represent the Taiwan Tea making tradition in one way or another. Traditional Dong Ding Oolong most embodies Taiwan's Oolong tea making tradition. It is a processing method that existed before the development of the modern tea industry — basically prior to 1980 or so. It's how our source learned how to make tea in his teens from his grandfather, in the heart of Oolong Tea Country.
Our Charcoal Roasted High Mountain Oolong, Roasted Shan Lin Xi High Mountain Oolong, and Lugu Competition Dong Ding Oolong Tea are all representative of the same region in Lugu and Zhushan Townships — the home of the densest population of tea farmers and tea makers in Taiwan.
The one selection that stands distinctly apart from the rest is our Eco-Farmed High Mountain Oolong Tea. This is sourced from a certified organic farm in the remote Yushan (Jade Mountain) region. It is owned and operated by an aboriginal couple who were born and raised in this pristine mountain village. We have become quite close with this family, and are grateful to share the fruits of their challenging efforts as organic tea farmers.
We decided to create this line of Limited Edition Teas to distinguish this produce from the broader spectrum of specialty tea types that are produced in Taiwan. They are all of distinctive quality, in limited supply, and coveted for their own unique characteristics. We encourage you to learn about these teas, and reach out to us with any questions or comments you may have!
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