- King Hsuan, also named Formosa Tea No. Twelve, is one of the revolutionary new varieties of tea plants formulated in 1981. It has become famous for its uniquely smooth, sweet, fragrant flavor married with a traditional refreshing aroma. It has a cool, silky texture. Semi-fermented and unscented, King Hsuan draws and extraordinarily refreshing flavor. It is a masterful integration of modern cultivation and nature.
- Flavor: Mild floral aroma. Buttery, delicate vegetal character. Soothing, clean aftertaste.Garden: This batch of tea was sourced from an artisan who has repeatedly won first prize in the Nantou County Tea Trade Association’s Jin Xuan Dong Ding Oolong Tea Competitions. He works with a co-op of farmers that share their knowledge and have repeatedly had their teas tested by Taiwanese food safely lab SGS. A prime example of sustainable methods combined with community-based expertise.
Harvest: Machine cut in medium batches. Spring 2018. Songbolin, Taiwan.