6 “Special Acquisition” Teas Found

 

Aged Baozhong: 1996 Special Acquisition thumbnail

With a red liquor and dried-fruit aroma, this tea is a great example of how aging oolong tea can sometimes produce something that stands on its own, new and different from the original.
 

Baozhong: Spring 2018 Special Acquisition thumbnail

This charcoal baked tea is very much a textural experience, in contrast with the floral emphasis of conventional baozhong.
 

Dayuling Wulong: Winter 2019 Special Acquisition thumbnail

Grown in the highest-elevation tea region in Taiwan (about 2800 meters), Dayuling tea consistently provides a true high-end tea experience with excellent complexity and flavors influenced by comparatively austere growing conditions.
 

Foshou: Winter 2018 Special Acquisition thumbnail

Charcoal-baked yet delicate, this batch nearly dispenses with the dry finish usually associated with foshou tea.
 
Lishan Wulong: Spring 2020 Special Acquisition
Grown at high elevation (1700-2500 meters) on Taiwan’s Lishan mountain range, a region famous for producing excellent fruit as well as tea.
 
Tieguanyin: Winter 2019 Special Acquisition
Simply dubbed “Number 1 Tieguanyin” by its maker, this outstanding batch combines carefully grown zhen cong (original cultivar) leaves with masterful charcoal baking.