The Muzha district of Taipei is located in northern Taiwan and is known for the distinctive Tieguanyin oolong grown there. While traditionally a well roasted tea, in recent years Chinese Tieguanyin has become closer to a green tea with lower levels of oxidation and roasting. Taiwanese Tieguanyin maintains a more traditional approach in production and delivers a well roasted tea with well-balanced nutty and creamy flavors.
Our Muzha Tieguanyin is oxidized to a level of about 40% before being roasted in intervals for a total of 100 hours over the course of 6 days. Similar to last year’s yield, this tea has a smooth texture and creamy body. The toasted nut and vanilla notes are really brought out of the tea with such skilled roasting, and it’s a beautiful example of a tea which is supported rather than dominated by the roast. A great choice if you are looking for a change of pace from some of the greener high mountain teas or are already a Taiwanese Tieguanyin fan. It is worth noting that the many hours of roasting put into this tea make it significantly lower in caffeine, and we recommend it as an evening/night tea that won’t keep you up.
Comes in 150g vacuum-sealed bags.