Shanlinxi High Mountain Spring Oolong Tea, Lot 825

Tea type
Oolong Tea
Ingredients
Oolong Tea Leaves
Flavors
Butter, Floral, Honeysuckle, Jasmine, Mango, Nectar, Tropical
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Caffeine
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Average preparation
Boiling 0 min, 45 sec 3 g 2 oz / 69 ml

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  • “Finished my sample of this last night. This was a solid Shan Lin Xi with tropical fruit aromas and perfumey florals, typical of this type of tea. Out of the bag, the leaves have a buttery...” Read full tasting note
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We like to say that this superb high mountain tea terroir is just in our backyard. Despite being too often over-shadowed by the better-known Alishan terroir, we are very proud to say that Shanlinxi has developed into one of the highly reputed growing areas in our own Nantou County, and rightfully so. The spectacular tea gardens are nestled at an elevation of 800 to over 2000 meters and some of them have such vertiginous inclines that mountaineering equipment is required to go and pick the leaves. Shanlinxi oolong distinguishes itself from other Gao Shan oolongs in that it features clearly defined balsam notes that make it particularly appealing to the palate and nose. Many say that the luxuriant fir-tree forests surrounding the gardens have something to do in conveying this fresh evergreen feeling in the cup. This very first Shanlinxi high mountain offering is from one of the lower sections of a reputed garden with a south-west facing incline in what is know as the Ginko Forest area. The oxydation level is right where we like it to be for expressive floral notes. It offers a wonderful multi-layered experience which will reveal sweet buttered corn at first, then fresh balsam notes and a flowery finale as if your were eating tender wild flowers. This spring 2019 iteration comes from the same grower as last year’s Lot 720. This is a very satisfying and certainly one of the best value high-mountain teas we will propose this spring.

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Finished my sample of this last night. This was a solid Shan Lin Xi with tropical fruit aromas and perfumey florals, typical of this type of tea. Out of the bag, the leaves have a buttery honeysuckle fragrance. Following a rinse, the aroma becomes fruitier with notes of mango and nectar, accented by vanilla and coconut.

The tea opens up with a subtle sweetness and hint of jasmine. As it progresses through steeps, it builds intricate floral layers of lilac, honeysuckle, and wildflowers. Smooth body and a slight fruitiness in the background that complements the florals nicely. I got about 7 steeps out of it.

Flavors: Butter, Floral, Honeysuckle, Jasmine, Mango, Nectar, Tropical

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 45 sec 3 g 2 OZ / 69 ML

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