Taiwan is renowned for its high mountain oolongs grown in a region that spans thru several counties in the center of this small island. Nantou, the only landlocked county in Taiwan, is the largest producer of high mountain oolong teas.
High mountain oolongs are harvested only three times a year. The altitude and climatic conditions cause the teas to grow more slowly than their lower grown counterparts which are harvested up to six times per year. Tung Ting grown on Dong Ding Mountain is one example of a Nantou county high mountain oolong tea that yieldssuperb flavor and numerous infusions.
Tea masters are artisans who ply their trade after many years of practice and apprenticeship passed down from one generation to the next. The varied characteristics of oolong teas are created by the tea master’s watchful eye closely monitoring the length of oxidation, careful bruising of the leaf, rolling (depending on the type of oolong), proper drying and every minuet aspect of production.
1139 is a Tung Ting Oolong Tea: Produced in the middle of Taiwan - Nantou County. The elevation is 400~800 mtr mountainous area. The fermentation is approx 15%~30%. The tea soup is bright green -golden yellow. Lingering flavour and smooth, good after taste.