Notes from the Field: Tea Adventures Old Grove Shuixian

Into the Old Grove: visiting some of these knarly old trees in the region helps us understand that the best oolong varietals all originally came from these arbor type Shuixian trees with the Phoenix beak like leaves. Technically one can make any of the types of teas with any varietal, but the buds mature into larger leaves quickly and the larger, two leaves and a bud configuration with a high concentration of aroma oils is most suitable for oolong making. And the intense fragrances that the producers elicit from this varietal is unmatchable.

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