Shan Lin Xi
Shan Lin Xi is situated in Lugu village, Chushan Town, at the headwaters of the Jia Zou Liao in Taiwan. At between 3,500 and 6,000 feet in altitude, Shan Lin Xi was known in earlier years for its thousand-year-old Formosan cypress. To this day, the area is surrounded by thousands of acres of bamboo groves, and is covered in cloud and fog year round. The area is cool, with plenty of rainfall and fertile soil, creating excellent conditions for the growth of tea.
Given the high altitudes and the high temperature difference between day and night, Shan Lin Xi has an annual growth period of over 55 days. Consequently, its leaves are plump, soft, and deeply textured.
The tea, after proper fermentation, has a neat and shiny appearance and yields a bright, transparent gold liquid that is soft and elegant. The fragrance of this tea withstands a wide temperature range and permeates the palate, leaving a lingering smooth flavor in your teeth.