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#2028

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Lily of the valley, almond butter, and maple sap.

Oolong tea · low oxidation 

Known as the Stolen Cultivar, #2028 is a lighter style of oolong tea cultivated in the small town of Yilan in northern Taiwan.

The #2028 cultivar was created by Taiwan’s Tea R&D (TRES) Center and shares the same parents as the famous "milk oolong" cultivar. Its strong immunity to bugs and diseases makes it an apt candidate for organic tea making. Though its official release was canceled due to jejune politics, a few lucky tea farmers managed to get their hands on this floral and creamy variety. Besides being the model organic farmer in their community, the Lin family always serves their teas with the tall and skinny aroma cup - a reminder to taste their tea with all our senses and not just our palate.

The tea tastes like maple and almond butter and smells like a field of wildflowers. It pairs beautifully with a light afternoon snack, we suggest the tiny bars.

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Chinese Name: 玉蘭新品種
Origin: Datong Township, Yilan County, Taiwan
Cultivar: The stolen cultivar, a.k.a #2028
Elevation: 400 meters
Oxidation: 10~20%
Roast Level: Light
Flavor Profile: Lily of the valley, almond butter, wild hay
Mouthfeel: Light bodied, gentle, velvety

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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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