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Light 1st brew. Flavour and fragrance best balanced at 2nd and 3rd brew. Re-brew up to 8 times.

Master's Oolong (Qing Cha)

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林老師傳統工藝 青茶 | 烏龍茶

We prefer to call our "Oolong tea" Qing (/Ching/) Cha. It was categorised as one of the six types of traditional Chinese tea in the 70s. Due to the commercial popularity of Taiwanese Oolong from the 90s, Qing Cha has been mostly and exclusively associated with Oolong. The depths and breadths of Qing Cha have remained unknown to most. (See "What's Qing Cha" on the right to learn more)

Our Qing Cha comes from wild, ancient and indigenous medium/big-leaf-tea trees and is 100% seasonal, local and small-batched. Following the precious guidance of Master Lin, our intention of offering this tea is to honour and revive the ancient understanding and craftsmanship of traditional Qing Cha that has been unique to the Guizhou southwest region.

Summer Season Qing Cha - 蟬鳴 | Chan Ming | The Chirping of Cicadas (2022 first batch by Master Lin)

Based on the way of holistic living in ancient China, summer is considered to be the season of flourishment and the most perfect timing to restore the Yang energy for winter to come. Our Summer Batch Qing Cha was made echoing the quality and characteristics of the Yang: You will experience a lively range of vivid fragrances, aromas and tastes, such as Gardenia, Wild Orchid and Jasmine at night. The liquid offers a smooth, warming yet refreshing texture and the Cha Qi provides layers of lightness and reviving energy for the mind and the body, quite like taking a nap in the summer forest and slowly waking up to the colourful songs of the cicadas.

Our Qing Cha is recommended to be re-brewed for at least 10 times. (Please note that due to seasonality of our offerings some teas might look different from the photos above)

Below drop-down bar will give you the options for our seasonal batches.

What is Qing Cha? The craftsmanship of “Qing Cha” had long existed before its modern definition and it is said to be the most creative, complex and diverse among all teas: each region, village and tea master reads the “secret code” from nature, responding to its unique climate, season and landscape with the ways the leaves are withered, rolled, oxidised/fermented, roasted and aged. This traditional "logic" means that no batch of Qing Cha can be the same and the possibilities of its flavours and aromas are limitless. In other words, the crafting of Qing Cha is far more than the common expectations of Oolong. This traditional "logic" means that no batch of Qing Cha can be the same and the possibilities of its flavours and aromas are limitless. In other words, the crafting of Qing Cha is far more than the common expectations of Oolong.
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