2018 Winter Hehuan Shan High MountainFloating Leaves Tea
This oolong was harvested from a tea garden around 1800 meters high on Hehuan Shan, near Lishan. The name He Huan means 'happy together' in Chinese. Although this is a lesser known mountain, often marketed as Lishan tea in Taiwan, it has been consistently yummy for the last few seasons.
The broth is exceptionally soft and smooth, and after swallowing floral and citrus high notes linger as the tea slowly stimulates the mouth to salivation. There's a note I've come to think of as the "hehuanshan note" which is unique, fruity, and usually shows up after the tea is already unfurled. That note is subtle but pretty consistently shows up this season.
The overall character of the tea is gentle, clear and balanced. To try and capture this tea in one word, I would choose "elegant".
- Harvest Location : Hehuanshan, Hualien, Taiwan
- Harvest Date : Winter, 2018
- Cultivar : Qing Xin
- Farming Method : Conventional
- Altitude : 1800 Meters