Shan Ling Xi Oolong Tea

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76 / 100

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Tea type
Oolong Tea
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Typical Preparation
Use 8 oz / 236 ml of water
Set water temperature to 185 °F / 85 °C
Steep for 4 min, 0 sec
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9 Tasting Notes View all

“These jade green with hints of yellow buds smell sugary and vegetal. Normally I hate sugary vegetables (ie: coleslaw. Ick, but I’d love coleslaw without sugar). But if a tea smells like that, I...” Read full tasting note
“Backlogging from my blog, How did I miss steepster the past few days WTH??? Shan Ling Xi Oolong Tea by Tea From Taiwan This tea has a sweet vegetal smell before steeped and after first steep the...” Read full tasting note
“This tea is weird. It’s so close to perfect but it’s got two weird little things going on that just totally throw me off. The flavor has so much depth – it’s sweet and fruity and floral and rich....” Read full tasting note
“Thanks to Teas from Taiwan for the sample of Shan Ling Xi Oolong. I brewed this gong fu style for 7 steepings and started with 50 seconds at 195 for the 1st. There is some astringency which is more...” Read full tasting note

Description

Winter 2009

Shan Ling Xi wu long tea (oolong tea) is from a mountain area in Nantou county of central Taiwan and is located at about 1600 meters above sea level. This high elevation provides ideal growing conditions for wu long tea as the air remains cool year round. Tea plantations have been established in Shan Ling Xi since the 1970’s. It has since become known as one of the premier tea producing regions of Taiwan and Shan Ling Xi wu long tea is prized by Taiwanese tea connoisseurs.

Shan Ling Xi wu long has an exquisitely smooth taste with just a hint of flowers. The slight astringency to this wu long tea provides a refreshing cleansing effect to the palate, so this tea is ideal after a heavy meal. The smoothness of Shan Ling Xi tea has a buttery quality to it, and later brewings bring out a unique smokiness that settles on the tongue with a very pleasing sensation.

Shan Ling Xi wu long tea can be brewed slightly longer than the Wu Ling wu long tea. Fifty seconds is recommended for the first pot when brewing this tea gong fu style. When brewing Shan Ling Xi wu long tea you will notice the sweet aroma which gives just a hint of the wonderful flavours to come.

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