Roasted Yimu Oolong
A rolled, roasted oolong from Ming Jian, a well known tea town in Nantou County. It comes from Mr. Hsieh’s tiny one acre tea farm, giving the tea its name (Yi Mu roughly means ‘one acre’ in Mandarin).
This tea is processed in a similar way to our regular Yimu Oolong, but has been given more charcoal roasting bringing out a more robust, caramelised taste. We especially love this tea for its complex aroma, with notes of candied nuts and stewed fruit, as well as its sweet, toasty flavour. Great as an evening drink and with or after food.
Brew with boiled water that has been allowed to cool for several minutes and a teaspoon per cup. It can be brewed for several infusions.
Hsieh Family Tea Farm Ming Jian, Nantou, Taiwan
SIZE OF FARM
PLANTS AND PROCESSING
Camellia Sinensis Sinensis, Jin Xuan cultivar. Light/Medium charcoal roasting. Harvested Spring 2019.
90-95°C, 5-6g per 150ml. Wash briefly, 5-6 infusions.
Mr Hsieh is a second generation tea maker whose family have been growing and processing tea for over 50 years. Mr Hsieh and his wife produce their teas naturally without pesticides and are certified by the Japanese environmental body MOA, using traditional methods of aiding tea growth such as growing grass together with the tea plants to keep in heat and moisture and removing insects by hand.
We named the 4 teas they make for us “Yimu” or “One Acre” as their farm is just an acre in size. On this tiny farm, they intercrop their tea field with ginger which they sell at their local organic market.