Da Yu Ling Precious Consort
The elements that create Da Yu Ling are as near-mythical as the tea itself—unreal blue skies, clear vistas and amazing serenity at gardens almost a mile and a half above sea level. Mr. Huang is the smallholder of an erstwhile apple orchard turned tea garden, one of the de facto producers of Da Yu Ling. At these heights, slowed metabolism in the plant give way to lower yields with more concentrated flavor in each flush. This harvest year, the gardens were graced with the unusual prevalence of tea jassids, instilling additional honeyed and apricot notes over the innate citrus and buttery notes of Qing Xin. Notes of nectarine, jasmine, and herbed compound butter.
Region: Da Yu Ling, Taiwan
Variety: Qing Xin 'Clear Heart"
Elevation: 2250 meters
Harvest: May 2021
Producer: Mr. Huang
Brewing Recommendation: 6g | 205 degrees | 2:45 min | 340g