Shan Cha, Wild Red Native Tea from Taiwan

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Shan Cha, wild red native tea, this tea grows between 800 and 1000 meters high, was picked in fall 2022 because of the lack of rain, and comes from the area of Yu Chi, Nantou, Taiwan. A full, intense and very sweet tea, cookies, cinnamon and plum.

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Shan Cha, wild tea, this tea grows between 800 and 1000 meters high, was picked in the fall of 2022 and comes from the Yu Chi area, Nantou, Taiwan. A full bodied, intense and very sweet tea, biscuits, spices including cinnamon, plums... This tea is picked from wild trees that grow randomly in the surrounding mountains of Yu-chi. The tea is picked early in the morning by native pickers who head to the mountains in search of wild tea. Shan Cha drinking is first described in writings dating back to the 17th century. The botanical characteristics resemble those of the Assamica tea bushes with its long leaves, but it is distinguished by an underground root system from which the shoots emerge. The bushes grow best in wild, mountainous areas with altitudes ranging from 650m to 1500m. The area where this tea comes from is protected, especially to preserve these special tea bushes. This biotope is cherished as a national treasure and the wild tea is considered the mother plant, which has spawned some very unique hybrid strains, including the famous TRES-18 Red Jade aka Hong Yu(e).

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CertificationWild harvest
FlavoursFloral, exotic flowers, Woods, woodsy, Sweet, honey
Origin--> TAIWAN
Brewing westernBlack/Red tea: Use 2 grams of tea per cup (200ml) and brew hot, around 90°C, allow to steep for 3-5 minutes and infuse at least 3 times.
Brewing easternUse 3 grams of tea per 100ml of water, the water temperature is between 90 and 100 ° C and short steeps of around 10 seconds. It's best to use a small teapot or gaiwan.
Grandma's teaFor an old-fashioned cup of tea from a teapot with a strainer, relaxed and economical. Use approximately 7 grams of tea per liter of boiling water and let it steep for about 7 minutes, Suitable for all teas except green tea. or longer if the tea can take
Cold BrewCold infusion, use 10 to 16 grams of tea per liter of cold water. Let the tea steep overnight in the fridge, 12 to 15 hours. You can vary with the proportions for example to add sparkling water afterwards.
Shelf lifeStore this product cool, dark, dry and airtight; after a year the fresh taste develops into a more mellow taste.
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