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Peach Fragrance Oolong


Peach Fragrance –Tao Ren Xiang – is picked from a single tree on a farm near WuDong Mountain in the Fenghuang area of  Guangdong Province.  The Chao An area, where this tea was grown, is famous for its Dan Cong style Oolongs.  These teas have for centuries been recognized and classed as “Tribute Teas” to be presented each season to the Emperor for his enjoyment. 

Why we selected this lot.  This lot was hand crafted.  It is made by Mr. Lin Ze, who teaches school in the town and farms tea with his family.  We have purchased teas from Lin Ze for over 16 years, each year purchasing 2-3 of these special, small lots each offering a traditional & natural flavor brought forth in the leaf.  We offer them to you in recognition of the skill in making these teas.       

Interesting facts about this lot. The tea is harvested from trees grown at an elevation of approximately 900-1000 meters.  The trees send their roots deep into the soils to tap spring water for nourishment.  The terrier is ideal for this tea with soils, water and climate combining to create a world-class tea.  Note the bright, reddish-green leaf appearance.  

Taste profile. In steeping, the greener side coloration of the leaf will become more apparent.  This tea has a brief note of tanginess, then moves to a naturally sweet, honey-like liquor offering hints of almond as a result of the wood-charcoal firing process.   A rare Dong Cong style oolong that will intoxicate!   

Brewing suggestions.  It will steep multiple times as the leaves open slowly.  For 8-12 ounces of water, use 3-4 grams of leaf (a tablespoon).  Use boiling water and rinse the leaves briefly to awaken them.  Then steep the leaves briefly, about 1 - 1.5 minutes and taste.  The first steep will be for aroma, in the second steep the leaves will begin to open and release their wonderful flavors.  Steep the leaves 5-7 times.   

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Silk Road Teas is an award-winning purveyor of rare and artisan teas. Every year, we travel extensively in China, visiting small farms, out-of-the-way tea markets, cooperatives and specialty tea companies to find teas that offer our customers the highest quality and a distinctive taste experience. As a result, our teas are widely recognized for their variety and unparalleled quality. Quite simply, you won't find a finer tea anywhere. Satisfaction guaranteed.

Supporting adults with disabilities

Silk Road Teas is more than just tea. We are committed to giving back to our community by providing jobs packaging our teas to disabled adults. As the older brother of a disabled person, Ned Heagerty, Silk Road Teas President, recognized the challenges and limited opportunities disabled adults face. So he wanted to make a difference. It is a small step, but it is an action we believe in and will continue to follow. Recently, we were honored by receiving the Employer of the Year Award from Integrated Community Services (ICS) for our commitment to employ persons with disabilities.

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This lot is harvested from one tree and handmade.  

The taste is the natural flavor of the leaves, no additives!

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Silk Road Teas has received the Employer of the Year Award from Integrated Community Services (ICS) for their commitment to employ persons with disabilities. Silk Road Teas is committed to improving the quality of life for disabled persons, sharing the belief with ICS that business can substantively help people with disabilities achieve independent lives by providing jobs in an encouraging and supportive environment.

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Our tea boxesare hand packaged by an adult with disabilities. Silk Road Teas remains committed to creating opportunity and jobs in our community.

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Ceres Community Project builds healthy communities by restoring locally-grown organic whole food to its place as the foundation of health and creating heart centered ways for people to connect.

Ceres teaches teens to grow, cook and eat healthy whole foods and provides nourishing meals, nutrition education and a community of support for people facing cancer and other serious illnesses. www.ceresproject.org

Read the recent article in the Marin IJ: Silk Road Teas gives back

...What sets Silk Road Teas apart from others is the Heagertys are using their success and new tea line as a way to give back to the community...

Gives Back They're amazing people and of course the product is phenomenal. We're so proud to be associated with them. In today's nonprofit world, truly the best things you can have are compatible, giving partners.

Julie Burford, Program Manager and Founder of the Ceres Community Project of Marin.


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