This highly oxidized, non-roasted tea features all the classic characteristics of tea from Hsinchu, Taiwan. It is bursting with notes of stone fruit and flowers.
While it can fetch extremely high prices, it is perhaps the most famous bug-bitten tea around. These juicy leaves are harvested in the heat of summer, after tiny insects (Jacobiasca formosana) have bitten many of the leaves.
Reportedly, these insect bites result in the beautifully complex flavour of this style of tea.