Production notes: Handmade 3-4 days of withering, finished by baking in oven.
The Taiwanese have been very crafty the last few years and some really amazing teas are just starting to gain steam outside of the island. Taiwanese white tea is one of my favorite teas. There are so many and all offer different experiences. This tea is sweet and fragrant with a fresh and clean mouthfeel.
Cultivar #21 (AKA "Hong Yun") was designed by the Taiwanese Tea Research and Extension station. #21 white is a beautiful cross between a keemun and assamica leaf. #21 was originally developed to be black. But, as this tea proves, it was meant for so much more!