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秀 siù. 2022 Autumn SanXia Sweet Osmanthus
Scented PiLoChun Green Tea

Notes & Flavors

Sweet Osmanthus Flower, Green Yuzu, Mung Bean, JiuNiang

 

Deerland Grade / House Tea / smooth & tasty

This loose-, whole-leaf tea is properly crafted. Everyone can enjoy it daily.

 

Autumn 2022

Cultivar. QingXinGan(A)

SanXia Region. 700 m

Oxidation Level. Light

Roasting Degree. None

About this tea

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Scented with the fresh blossoms of osmanthus flowers, the sweet twist of this Taiwanese PiLoChun Green Tea would surprise many enthusiasts with its exceptional fermented-sugary-like veil.

 

Scenting is a tea-tuning technique that repeatedly mixes (then removes) blossoms with the moist tea leaf several times before fixing it dry. It was developed in Song Dynasty China (within the 12th century). Back then, the Scenting technique was created to conceal the off-odors of misplaced teas that unfortunately had absorbed extra smells from the other herbs. Those teas would be sold under the name “Mixed Flavored Tea 串味茶 (Chun-Wei-Cha)”.

In the following centuries, the Scenting technique kept maturing, and its procedure has been standardized. In Qing Dynasty China (around 1851-1861), larger-scale of tea scenting productions can already be spotted in a few southern China townships.

It’s understandable why pure tea enthusiasts wouldn’t prefer Floral Scented Tea. To put aside that the technique was to develop covering a tea’s unpleasant quality at the beginning, we also agree that if a tea is properly crafted, its natural notes and flavors would already be rich and abundant enough without applying further tuning steps.

But nowadays, as Scenting and other tea-tuning techniques such as Roasting and Aging have developed to a state that's not used to adjust but to transform a tea, we feel it can be formally re-introduced with some interesting examples.