You probably never heard of the Shibi tea producing area before now but you might have already experienced drinking some tea coming from there if you already appreciate Alishan or Shanlinxi High-Mountain Oolong Teas. Very often Shibi teas are sold under these designations. Whether this is a legitimate practice or not is not what we wish to debate, but it still remains a fact. It is true that the Shibi Township lies somewhat between both famous terroirs. Nonetheless, we think it deserves to shine by its own! This superb spring production is smooth and delicate and very we’ll balanced between the floral notes, the crisp pastoral ones and the sweet mellow finish. Clean is the word that comes to mind when you sip a cup, or many, as this tea is quite inviting to indulgence. Rarely do we mention it, but this tea is also “clean” in the strict definition of the word. It comes from a garden that is certified to meet the new EU norm for low pesticide use: one of the most stringent norm of the kind right now. Another good reason to indulge!
If you would like to find out more about this tea terroir, please check out this blog entry.