Mid-Autumn Festival Deluxe Gift Pack
Get a great deal on a special edition of our Deluxe Gift Pack in celebration of Mid-Autumn Festival, but only while supply lasts!
This gift pack includes the following teas packaged in vacuum sealed bags inside very attractive canisters and a matching gift bag:
Shan Lin Xi High Mountain Dong Ding Oolong Tea
We've prepared a special batch of tea to share for this year's Mid-Autumn Festival. Our good friend and source of Shan Lin Xi High Mountain Oolong Tea agreed to roast a small amount from last winter's harvest to the level of Dong Ding Oolong Tea for us.
Mr. Chen manages the Shan Lin Xi High Mountain Tea gardens, and his colleague supervises the processing of their crops. They are both licensed professional tea judges for the Lugu Farmers' Association's Dong Ding Oolong Tea Competition. The majority of the tea they produce is sold to local artisans who roast the tea leaves to enter this competition. This means that they purposely oxidize most of their high mountain tea leaves to a degree that is optimal for the making of competition grade Dong Ding Oolong Tea.
Aged Small Leaf Black Tea
This batch of tea comes from Yonglong Village, just above Dong Ding Mountain. Yonglong is known for its rich soil which differs from other locales in Lu Gu Township. This farm is managed by a father and son team who inherited their family tradition as artisans of Dong Ding Oolong. The son is one of the earliest tea makers in the area to begin using their late spring and summer crops to make Black Tea. Like their Dong Ding Oolong, we truly feel that it is some of the finest Black Tea we've experienced. We procured this batch in 2016, and it only gets better with age, as all quality Black Tea should. We feel that it's the perfect complement to the local specialty of Dong Ding Oolong Tea to offer in celebration of Mid-Autumn Festival.
The Mid-Autumn Festival
The Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as the Moon Festival, is second only to Lunar New Year in cultural significance here in Taiwan. Historically, it is fundamentally a harvest festival, occurring on the full moon of the eighth month in the Lunar Calendar. So it falls at the end of September or beginning of October.
The prominent themes of this celebration are abundance, prosperity, matrimony, and family reunions. So gift giving has become an integral part of this holiday season. The most significant food item that is offered as a gift are moon cakes. These are rich, dense pastries with various fillings such as egg yolk, minced meat, and sweet mung or red bean paste. The perfect complement to these rich snacks is tea! In addition to the perishable food items that are shared, tea is a non-perishable gift that can be enjoyed year round.