Essentials for Selecting Good Teas
We created an acronym that makes choosing teas easy to remember: HALOS
Harvest - The year and season of harvest affects flavor, texture, aroma and aftertaste. Freshly picked and aged teas are completely different experiences. Each season brings forth its unique characteristics.
Altitude - High elevation temperature differences produce more complex taste with less insects. Our teas are grown at 2625 - 3281 ft. Slow growth, better flavor.
Leaf - The type of leaves picked and processing method affect caffeine levels and taste. These factors change as the leaf matures. Skillful processing highlights the tea's uniqueness.
Origin - The terroir affects overall flavor, texture, aroma and aftertaste, similar to wine. Fujian, China is the origin of oolong tea.