This brand new plot of tea is yet another success story in this pioneering organic tea farmer's efforts. These heirloom Wuyi plants were cultivated completely naturally, with no fertilizers or even irrigation! This organic purist of a farmer is committed to allowing the tea plants to survive on their own with the conviction that they will develop a natural root base that will provide optimal nourishment for the plant.
When we recently sat down at this farmer's tea table and were served this tea for the first time, we truly felt like it may be the best Black Tea we've ever tasted. It's incredibly rich and smooth yet also carries a complexity and vibrant character that is unique in our experience. The fact that we have been offered the first substantial crop from this newly planted organic plot of heirloom Wuyi Oolong tea only months after we procured our first batch of Wuyi ever from a nearby farm has us very excited! This is living proof that local tea growers in this are reclaiming their heritage for producing specialty teas. And this farmer is an anomaly in his farming practice. Not only is he pioneering farming methods that we have never seen or heard of in Taiwan before. He is also producing some unique and superior batches of tea.