A wonderful example of Oolong (semi-oxidized) tea from Taiwan.
It is mellow with wood, vanilla and honey notes. It is round and long in the mouth.
It pairs well with hot starters such as quiches or pies, but also with deserts made with apple, pear, plum or almond.
Appearance: large crumpled leaves.
Colors: brown and dark green.
Aromas: woody, fruity (cooked fruit, jam), honey and preserved lemon.
Brewed leaves (infusion)
Colors: mixture of brown, red and khaki.
Aromas: woody, fruity (compote, jam) and vanilla.
Aromas: woody (waxed wood), honey and fruit (apple compote, quince cheese), spice (cinnamon and vanilla).
Tea and food pairings:
Try the delightful pairing of Butterfly of Taiwan with a hot appetizer such as a pie, a salmon quiche or a quiche Lorraine. This delicious oolong pairs with firm cheese as well, such as a Tome or Ossau Iraty.
Throughout the year, our experts travel in the tea plantations looking for the best pluckings and new, rare, delicious teas.
The fact that we travel so extensively, that we taste and buy on location has many advantages and allows us to find rare crops by looking outside the traditional supplier circuit, to taste and to share with you the harvests of small plantations, which are often hidden away.
Visiting tea estates regularly and thereby establishing long-lasting relations with our suppliers allows us to guarantee regular quality control of the teas we buy, and to continue our mission: to bring you the best quality teas and to share our travels and experience with you, while concerning ourselves with environmental issues, working conditions on the estates and the fair trade practices to which we adhere.