Shan Lin Xi High Mountain Concubine Oolong
Our tea mentors happened upon this batch of tea while tasting a farmer friend’s Shan Lin Xi high mountain spring tea. The farmer mentioned in passing that he had a batch of tea from the winter prior’s harvest that had been affected by this bug due to an oversight in not spraying a small section of his self-run farm. It is very rare to find winter tea produced in this fashion from a high elevation farm.
Flavor: Floral, heady aroma. Bold, rich, honey notes. Flowery, dry finish.
Garden: These leaves were cultivated by the same artisan who produced our Shan Lin Xi High Mountain Oolong. It’s a relatively small farm, managed by a husband and wife team who transformed their plot of virgin high mountain bamboo forest into a tea garden just ten years ago.
Harvest: Hand Picked. Small Batch. Winter 2011