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Graceful Hill '85 Vintage

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Regular price $16.00

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Damped tree moss, herb bouquet, grass jelly

Aged oolong tea · low oxidation 

This vintage Taiwanese tea from over thirty years ago was kept for personal use by the family that makes Graceful Hill (Milk Oolong).

We found it on one of our hunts through tea gardens and begged to feature it here. Like its younger counterpart, Graceful Hill ‘85 isn’t widely consumed out of the family, let alone exported.

When we look at the leaf with our tea nerd eyes it seems very similar to an aged baozhong tea.

This surprising tea is both darker in color and lighter-bodied than one might initially expect. Earthy and herbaceous, drinking this tea is reminiscent of a wood barn in spring.

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Chinese Name: 素馨老茶
Origin: Dong Shan Township, Yilan County, Taiwan
Cultivar: Jinxuan
Elevation: ~400 meters
Oxidation: ~20%
Roast Level: Low to None
Flavor Profile: Damped tree moss, Aged herb bouquet, Grass jelly
Mouthfeel: Soft, Gentle, Mellow

The Cultivar

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Graceful Hill is made with the Jinxuan cultivar, or commonly referred to as the milk cultivar or milk oolong.

Brewing Instructions

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These instructions are for reference only, a starting point for brewing this tea. Trust your palate and feel free to experiment.

Quantity of Tea: 6 grams
Quantity of Water: 237 ml / 8 oz
Water Temperature: 195°F / 91°C
Steep Time: ~ 1 - 2 minutes
For more information on how to brew tea check out our brewing guides

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