Our Taiwanese Tea Sampler provides a broad spectrum of flavors representing the types of tea that have made Taiwan famous for its specialty teas. It has four distinctly flavored unroasted Oolong Teas, two roasted Oolongs, a Black Tea, and a brewing guide. It's a fun, satisfying, and educational experience to explore the different characters each of these teas.
Shan Lin Xi High Mountain Oolong Tea(20g) is skillfully oxidized — offering a sweeter, mellowed aroma and smooth, balanced flavor. It has a more substantial, less green brew that is complex, yet balanced and smooth on the palate. Alishan High Mountain Jin Xuan Oolong Tea(20g) clearly has the buttery/milky character that has popularized the Jin Xuan strain of tea. It's a very friendly introduction to High Mountain Tea that is bound to please newbies as well as experienced fans of Taiwan's finest. Wen Shan Baozhong Tea(25g) has an especially aromatic profile, with a fresh green character, yet with just enough oxidation to give it balance and substance. It is easily distinguished from Green Tea, but also stands clearly apart from High Mountain Tea. Tsui Yu Oolong Tea(20g) offers distinct aromatic notes of fresh herbs with subtle hints of flowery sweetness. It has a dark green leafy vegetal flavor, with herbal overtones and a refreshing floral, dry finish. This selection makes an especially flavorful cold brew tea. Dong Ding Oolong Tea(20g) is a well-oxidized and roasted tea with a hearty, robust character. It has nutty/fruity aromatic notes, and a tangy, heady finish with just the right touch of astringency. Our Dong Ding Oolong is a traditionally made Oolong from the original source of this type of tea.
Roasted Tsui Yu Oolong Tea(20g) has a hearty, balanced character with notes of roasted pecans and walnuts. It has a rich, toasted flavor and a touch of sweetness that makes it quite satisfying. It's a great daily cuppa that you won't tire of easily, and it's easy on the wallet!
Small Leaf Black Tea(25g) has both a purity and substance of character that sets it apart from the majority of Black Teas, delivering a rich, full flavor that is both satisfying and soothing.