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BUG BITTEN OOLONG

BUG BITTEN OOLONG

$15.00Price

25 g bag
Alishan Township, Taiwan / January 2023

honeysuckle / asian pear / bamboo shoot

 

Jassids, or leafhoppers, are an insect that arrive in certain mountainous tea growing areas every couple of years to munch on tea plants. The tea plant's response to this attack is to produce a compound to repel the insects, and this compound is what gives the tea it's unique flavor and sweet aroma.

As the leafhoppers did not arrive this 2024 season, last year's offering is what we've got! Green Heart cultivar, hand harvested and labor intensive to process. An enjoyable experience and one we recommend brewed gong fu style to best appreciate its unique qualities.

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