Gui Fei - Black Tea - 40g. - 20.00

Gui Fei - Black Tea - 40g. - 20.00

Regular price $ 16

Gui Fei is a relatively young tea; still, it possesses a storied namesake and history. Named in honor of a legendarily beautiful consort, Yang Guifei of the Tang Dynasty, this tea style has an origin much like a phoenix rising from the ashes. A devastating earthquake hit the country of Taiwan, forcing its citizens to abscond. As its population rebuilt, the tea fields were hosting a particular leafhooper, the jacobiasca formosana. Upon biting into the plant’s sugar reserves, the tea leaves release volatiles in defense, creating its unique aroma. Crafted from the Jin Xuan cultivar, the leaves famously used for milk oolongs, our Gui Fei is pleasantly plush on the palate. With its long withering and gentle baking process, the leaves softly caramelize and accentuate its complex profile. Notes of white rose, toasted pecan, and honey wheat.

 

Region of Origin:  Nantou, Taiwan

 

Variety: Jin Xuan

 

Elevation:  1600 meters

 

Harvest Date: June 26, 2018

 

Producer:  Mr. Hong Fu

 

Steeping specs: 5g | 205 degrees | 3 min | 340mL