At TEALEAVES we source our teas and botanicals from the world’s tier-1 gardens. The fuller the leaves, the more robust and complex the palate. Whether from a single-estate or a combination, we carefully source to curate blends that are the very best expression of terroir. We bring the finest teas, flowers and herbs to our blending center, and meticulously cup out each ingredient, searching for the ultimate palate and nuanced complexity. The best harvests are sent to us as samples.
To make the perfect cup of tea, please refer to the back of each tin for steeping instructions!
We have been the blender of choice for five-star hotels and Michelin chefs worldwide. And now, you. Blending is at the core of our philosophy. We have earned our global reputation for skillfully pairing teas and botanicals to craft the ultimate palate experience. Our approach to blending is not limited to teas and botanicals. With deep-rooted values in craftsmanship, innovation and art & beauty, we blend techniques, stories, people, companies and ideas. The goal: to inspire connections and creativity, on the search for the ultimate lifestyle.
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AROMA: Golden orchid - sweet and slightly spicy.
PALATE: Mild, smooth floral taste, tending sweet aftertaste.
NOTES: High complexity and medium caffeine.
We make our Imperial Oolong using Tung Ting ("Frozen Summit") varietal oolong leaves, which are largely grown in the ancient mountains of San Lan Shih.
The tea gardens in this region were originally brought to Taiwan by scholar Lin Fong Chi from Wuyi, Fujian province in the 18th century. Reflecting our internal belief that oolongs should be of lower fermentation (greener), this oolong undergoes a short fermentation to refine the flavor and orchid character. Grown at 800 m elevation, the Tung Ting region is usually covered by fog and clouds which facilitates concentration of flavor.
Tung Ting oolong is a popular choice for Gong Fu Cha ceremonies, frequently utilized in both Taiwan and China by teashops and connoisseurs to maximize the taste of finer tea selections.
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