October 2016
#11 - Heirloom Small Leaf Type Black Tea

This batch is an heirloom crop of Qing Xin Oolong in the sense that the original trees were planted about 40 years ago and propagated in the traditional manner, which involves binding down some of the branches of an established tea plant and burying the supple new growth branches enough for them to take root. The quality of tea made from these heirloom plants sets it apart from the more recent generations of tea farms that have been established.

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Eco-Cha Tea Club: Heirloom Small Leaf Type Black Tea

There has been an increasing trend in central Taiwan to use summer harvests of Small Leaf Type tea to make Black Tea. These seasonal batches of Small Leaf Type Black Tea have quickly gained popularity on the domestic market. We now feel inspired to represent this trend by introducing the most rare and quality produce of this type. In the last 12 months of seeking out and deciding upon our next monthly Eco-Cha Tea Club batch, we have chosen 3 very distinct batches of Black Tea, all made from Small Leaf Type strains.
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Eco-Cha Tea Club: Heirloom Small Leaf Type Black Tea Tasting Notes

We already knew that this is our favorite source of traditionally made Dong Ding Oolong Tea, but in the last couple years, we've come to realize that their Black Tea is also something very special. In a word, it's the balance of flavor and character that we find unique among Small Leaf Type Black Tea makers.
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