Tuesday, February 21, 2012

2011 TOST - Old Bush Assam Garden (10/18/2011)

Taiwan Bear (Mr. Liang) leads us to see an old bush tea field that he and his family manage. Those Assam bushes average over 56 years old... the plantation was given up when domestic market for Oolong was rising back in 70's. These old bushes were buried by Beatles nuts trees or other plants...totally forgotten. About 3 years ago, Liang and his family started to search for old tea fields and tried to get these tea gardens back. Apparently, they have done a great job and those old bushes seem to grow very happily. The leaves plucked from these old Assam bushes - recognized by tea connoisseurs, high demand with limited supply. This could be a piece of great tea story.

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