Elder - Aged Sun Moon Lake Mi Xiang Red Tea - 1.5 oz
A steady, mature tea that is more calming and centering than most red tea. The honey sweetness characteristic of Mi Xiang bug-bit teas has mellowed with age. A toasty sweetness accents the thick oily brew. We are overjoyed to find an aged red tea from Sun Moon Lake after many years of carrying red teas like Elevation from this region.
Mi Xiang Red Tea from Taiwan is uncommon due to its unique method of production. Tea-green leaf hopper bugs nibble on the edges of the leaves in the Spring, which stimulates the plant's natural defense (phytochemicals). The nibbling of the leaves also stimulates the enzymatic activity of the leaf, which changes the flavor of the leaf and unexpectedly yields a distinctive floral, honey-like aroma and taste.