2019 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, so we like to call it "happy together tea". Although this is a lesser known mountain, often marketed as Lishan tea in Taiwan, it has been consistently impressive for the last few seasons. We love it!
Warm wet leaves have a sweet, buttery scent. The aroma already feels smooth and rich. The broth is soft and smooth with an elegant buttery texture. The sweetness is like the sweetness of grains. Aftertaste is full and comes on quickly with a very defined development. It feels very elegant and balanced, lingering for a long time in the mouth and nose, sweet and floral.
Overall this is a very elegant and well balanced high mountain oolong with a signature buttery feeling.
Update : Aftertaste is the defining feature of this tea. It packs a lot into the aroma that lingers long after the tea is swallowed.
- Harvest Location : Hehuanshan, Hualien, Taiwan
- Harvest Date : November, 2019
- Cultivar : Qing Xin
- Farming Method : Conventional
- Altitude : 1800 Meters