Taiwan Wild Black Tea | Shan Cha
Yuchi Wild Shan Cha is a rare wild tea that comes from a strain of camellia that is native only to Taiwan. Growing wild in Yuchi near Sun Moon Lake, it has a complex profile that makes for a very special and tasty cup. You will experience notes of honey, peaches, cooked fruits and a very clean finish.
Yuchi Wild Shan Cha is a rare wild tea that comes from a strain of camellia that is native only to Taiwan. It was given the scientific name of Camellia formosensis. This wild Taiwanese tea has been known for a long period of time and has been called ‘tea of the gods’ by the indigenous people of Taiwan. This unique tea grows wild around Yuchi Township in the Sun Moon Lake National Scenic Area. Shan Cha literally translates as ‘mountain tea’. This tea is plucked from wild tea trees that are allowed to grow without human interference in a natural and organic way.
This tea is subtle yet powerful with a good body and lovely aroma. Its dark leaves are very long and wiry and unfurl into full leaves when brewed. The brew is dark amber with a pleasing fragrance of baked sweet oats. It tastes a little savoury but is sweet at the same time. There are notes of honey, cooked fruits and peaches.