This is Mr. Gao's High Mountain Bai Hao (Oriental Beauty) from Qilaishan, Taiwan. His Bai Hao tea garden is located at an elevation of around 1,600 m (5,250 ft). Unlike most Bai Hao gardens, the cultivar in his garden is Jin Xuan instead of the usual Qing Xin Da Mao. Using Jin Xuan is possible because it’s a high mountain garden.
The trees in the garden are only for Oriental Beauty, and are picked only once a year. He then lets the trees rest for the remainder of the year. Tea trees, like people, could get exhausted if they are overworked. Mr. Gao thinks of his trees as people, so he does not overburden them.
Oriental Beauty from high mountain regions is extremely rare even in Taiwan. We are very happy to add this tea in our collection.
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