This slightly oxidised oolong is harvested in the village of Ming-Jian, surrounded by pristine lakes and bamboo groves on the mountain Tung Ting, in the centre of Formosa.
Leaves : delicately hand-rolled into small, celadon-coloured balls.
Nose : flowery, dominated by acacia.
Liquor : bright and clear, yellow green; marked by an attractive bouquet of white flowers (magnolia, gardenia) with a mellow, suave texture low in tannins and accentuated by notes of mallow and acacia blossom.
A glimmering of lily of the valley makes for a delightful finish, verdant and persistent.