Bug Bitten Da Yu Ling 85K Jade Oolong Tea - Autumn 2017
Brand: Taiwan Sourcing
Da Yu Ling used to be called "the Saddle of Hehuan" which is located in the area of Lishan. Da Yu Ling (being the highest elevation tea growing area in Taiwan) has earned its fame from tea lovers who are looking to quench their thirst with the ultimate tonic of "High Mountain Qi" (高山氣). It got the name "Da Yu Ling" (大禹嶺) from the former president of Republic of China - Ching-Kuo Chiang to describe its fragile geological character which made infrastructural development extremely difficult.
Today, the most famous Da Yu Ling tea plantation at "105K" (A marker on the Tai Eight Road) has been taken back to the Forestry Bureau of Republic of China, but couple kilometers down to the same road there are still plantation remained, and teas were still being made.
In the Autumn the weather is still quite warm, even at a high altitude Da Yu Ling plantation. The insects that bite the edges of the Oriental Beauty leaves also flourish during this time, but are not as numerous at high altitude. The tea is picked after becoming bug bitten and then processed in the jade style. The wilting caused by the bug bites gives the tea a tender, sweet and fruity taste to, while still retaining much of it's high altitude character. Although the winter and spring Da Yu Lings are somewhat stronger in taste and slightly more infusable, the Autumn Da Yu Ling is nonetheless an excellent and solid tea for enjoyment!
For people who love the Da Yu Ling name, this is your opportunity to savour one of the best high altitude bug bitten oolongs in Taiwan and experience just how wonderful an Autumn Da Yu Ling can be!
Harvest: Autumn 2017 / 春 貳零壹柒
Varietal: Qing Xin Oolong / 青心烏龍
Elevation: 2550 M
Region: Da Yu Ling / 大禹嶺
Oxidation Level: 40%
Roast Level: 0
Aging Potential: Medium