Learning about tea isn't easy. Between the different type of leaf variety and the nuances of processing, there is so much that goes into a great cup of tea. In Taiwan, we went directly to the source; Sun Moon Lake where Chatime tea leaves are from. What makes our Signature Milk Tea taste so good and distinctive from the rest?
It's said that the best tea in Taiwan comes from farms in Sun Moon Lake. There are many tea farms in the region and each has their own farming practices, but all of them retain a deepness of aroma and flavor that can only come from the soil in the area.
The Tea is grown on the hill slopes surrounding the lake to allow natural water drainage.
After the tea is harvested, they are laid on these beds naturally for a withering process. Which allows the tea to develop a deep aroma and flavor.
The next process is called rolling, which is done through using steam or fire roasting in these machines!
Final step is to dry the precious leaves in these dehydrators before they are packed and shipped around the world!
From the farms in Taiwan direct to our homegrown stores in Minnesota, we are proud to serve these tea of the highest quality all our customers. Chatime teas are farm grown, freshly brewed and always shaken. So that's what goes into making a great cup of tea.