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Sun Moon Lake - Rare Loose Leaf Tea

No. 191

Sun Moon Lake - Rare Loose Leaf Tea

Taiwanese Black Tea

Feel restored with a refreshing caddy of organic Sun Moon Lake, one of the most sought-after single-origin teas from the tranquil mountains of central Taiwan.

From: Yuchi Township, Nantou County, Taiwan

LOOSE LEAF TEA
Delivery Info

Shipping policy

We aim to dispatch all orders within 1-2 days of receiving your request. However, this can vary during peak times and other conditions outside of our control. Therefore, the below estimates of shipping times have been provided by our couriers.

 

UK Deliveries

 

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Cost

Carrier

Transit time

Standard

£2.50, Free - over £25

Royal Mail

2-5 days, up to 14*, Not Tracked

Tracked

£5.95

DPD

1-2 days, up to 5*, Tracked

Next-Working-Day

£9.95

DPD

Orders placed before 2pm, 1-2** days, Tracked

Saturday

£13.95

DPD

Orders placed before 2pm, Saturday delivery, Tracked

 *Most deliveries will be made within the usual time frame, but some areas and services may experience delays.

 

European Deliveries


Currently, there are some delays with sending parcels to EU countries from the UK. This is due to the UK leaving the European Union. We will keep you updated with any notifications as they happen.

Please note that a tracking number is not provided for EU Standard deliveries. For the latest information regarding the status of our delivery partners, please see the following links: DPD (UK) - Service Updates DHL | COVID-19 (simplydhl.com)

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Method

Cost

Carrier

Transit time

Standard

From £5.50

Royal Mail

3-7 days, up to 21*, Not Tracked (Offered for orders less than £50 only)

Economy

From £5.50

Royal Mail

3-7 days, up to 21*, Not Tracked (Offered for orders less than £50 only)

Tracked

From £15.95

Feedex

3-5 days, up to 8*, Tracked

*Most deliveries will be made within the usual time-frame, but some areas and services may experience delays.

 

 

Rest of the World

 

Method

Cost

Carrier

Transit time

Standard

From £4.00

Royal Mail

8-15 days, up to 30*, Not Tracked (Offered for orders less than £50 only)

USA tracked

From £15.00

Fedex

2-3 days, up to 7*, Tracked

ROW Tracked

From £18.95

Fedex

1-5 days, up to 5*, Tracked

 *Most deliveries will be made within the usual time frame, but some areas and services may experience delays.

 

International Buyers (Including EU) – Please Note:


Import duties, taxes, and charges are not included in the item price or shipping cost. These charges are the buyer's responsibility. Please check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs will be before buying.

The origins of our Sun Moon Lake Taiwanese Black Tea


If the evocative name of our beautiful Taiwanese tea doesn't tempt you to purchase a caddy, then its rich, creamy flavour certainly will. Grown in the lush, mountainous landscape of Nantou, central Taiwan, Sun Moon Lake is a spring flush, single-origin tea that will leave you feeling balanced and refreshed.

Also known as Red Jade Ruby tea (Hongyu 日月潭紅玉), Sun Moon Lake offers a ruby coloured infusion with a natural fragrance of cinnamon and mint that helps awaken the senses morning or afternoon. Grown at 600m from the Assamica cultivar, our black tea is artisanally produced – hand-rolled, mildly oxidised and dried into long twisted black leaves with full buds, delivering a harmonious caramel-floral flavour.

Sourced by Formosa Farms, which specialises in micro-batch Taiwan teas, Sun Moon Lake is harvested in the vibrant green fields of Yuchi, located in the renowned tea-growing county of Nantou, a mountainous region in central Taiwan. Grown organically, with no pesticides or chemicals, this Sun Moon Lake tea is cultivated by a nurse turned tea farmer, high above the tranquil body of water that gives the infusion its name. It was Ms Liu who picked up her family's five-generation legacy of sustainable tea farming, turning the care and passion used in her previous career to create teas of outstanding quality.

You won't need to add anything to this delightfully restoring brew. Instead, enjoy it black for an antioxidant-rich vegan tea that comes with the added health benefits of vitamins C and B6, plus minerals including potassium and manganese.

Read more about this special black tea


What are Formosan Farms?


Founded by Dr Yvonne Han, Formosan Farms produces premium, single-origin teas organically grown by select family-run tea farms in Taiwan. The sustainably grown teas are 100% pure, with no added chemicals or pesticides, and are supplied to various grades, all of the high quality. Each contributing farm has a sustainable ethos that ensures the methods used in cultivation are eco-friendly and place the environment front and centre. The farmers' love for their work is reflected in their teas, and we are very proud to launch our new range of teas with them.


Other loose leaf alternatives to this black tea


For more beautifully complex teas sourced by Formosan Farms, start with a caddy of Native Mountain Tea, organic and grown in the mountainous Nantou County of Taiwan. Our Oriental Beauty Taiwanese tea is another exceptional style that combines sweet yet aromatic characters. At the same time, Ali Shan and Supreme Oriental Beauty each offer a stunning example of an oolong tea with a strong sweet character. You can compare these with Chinese oolong such as Phoenix Honey Orchid – mildly smoky with distinctive nutty notes.

Discover more about the history of Taiwanese tea culture in our Tea Journal.

Ingredients


Pure Taiwanese black tea

Tasting notes


This tea offers cinnamon and pine aroma and ruby red infusion. A rich cup with cacao, grape and spicy notes with caramel mouthfeel.

Region


Nantou is a county right at the heart of Taiwan, in its most mountainous region. There are 41 peaks listed in the county, with the island’s highest, Mount Yu, sitting at 3,952m above sea level, and 83% of the county is covered by hills or mountains. In between the peaks, there are numerous ponds and lake, including one of the island’s most cherished scenic area, Sun Moon Lake.

Learn more about the Nantou County, Taiwan

The climate range from humid subtropical (CFA) in the lower areas to temperate oceanic (CFB) on the peaks. In the valleys and lower hills, the temperatures typically range from 12°C to 22°C in the winter, and from 25°C to 33°C in the summer. Summer days are wet, oppressive and overcast, whilst the winter days are mild and mostly clear, with a calm breeze throughout the year.

The higher peaks experience much stronger winds, high humidity with steady precipitation throughout the year, and lower temperatures, with snow between December and April. Fog is common, with peaks dramatically emerging from behind clouds and mist. Due to the variety of climates and elevation, the region offers vary diverse habitats, rich in plant and animal species ranging from tropical to alpine.

How to brew

3g

3g

95°C

95°C

200ml

200ml

5mins

5mins

Sun Moon Lake - Rare Loose Leaf Tea

£35.00
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