Gui Fei Royal Concubine or “Royal Courtesan” forms part of the select group of teas famous for the sweetness provided by being bitten by a small jassid: Cicadellidae: Jacobiasca formosana (Paoli) during the summer. When bitten a chemical reaction occurs in thaf that lends sweet honey taste to the tea. Gui Fei Wulong is traditionally only made in the Dong Ding, Lugu area of Nantou county but has come to mean, in general, bug bitten ball shaped wulong from anywhere in Nantou County. This Gui Fei does come from Wu Se mountain in Ping Jing and is made from Qing Xin (Green Heart) cultivar tea bushes. This particular batch won first prize at the Lugu Tea Competition. This tea is intensely fragrant and after a few longer steeps, all that is needed is very short flash steepings to make a beautiful balanced cup indefinitely. Wonderful for the summer months!
Origin: Wu Se, Ping Jing, Nantou, Taiwan
Harvest: May, 2019
Color of liquor: Golden-orange
Aroma: sweet, floral, honey, fruity
Flavor: sweet aromatic honey, grilled zucchini, perfume
Temperature: 100º c
Steeping Time: 1min; 1,5min; 2,5 min