Deerland Grade: D/Smooth. Everyone can enjoy daily.
Winter 2020. Cultivar | QingXinGan(A)
SanXia Region | 420 m
Oxidation Level | Almost Non
Roasting Degree | None
SanXia, formerly known as Sann-kak-íng, is a town in northern Taiwan that being the center of green tea production on the island since the '40s. The town's tea-producing history can date back to 200 years ago, but it is never famous for processing green tea until 1945. That year, the KuoMingTang (the Chinese Nationalist's Party)-ruled-government had been exiled from China to Taiwan for the loss of the Chinese Civil War, millions of soldiers and officers in the troop had been brought alongside the retreat. While they were eagerly looking forward to setting up living here in Taiwan, some old habits still haunted them day and night—— including their carve for green tea.
Unlike the local Taiwanese people who enjoyed BaoZhong and Oolong tea the most, those who just relocated consumed merely green tea. Soon enough the tea farmers and tea makers in SanXia realized how the local tea cultivar: QingXinGan(A) is such a fit for green tea processing and went into production one after another. By modeling on the traditional Chinese BiLuoChun and LongJing green tea, a new style of Taiwanese Green Tea was established and sought after ever since.
Taiwanese BiLuoChun is usually full of green notes: the smell of dew on the grass, lima bean, and reed have interwoven with a bit of citrus. The liquid is light-bodied but layered in refreshing flavors. A true green tea of greens.
2020 SanXia BiLuoChun Green Tea | D101-W20 | 20g
Fresh Grass, Pistachio
Green Yuzu, Grilled Fish
Green Yuzu, Soy Pulp, Reed, Green Bean