2019 Spring 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!
The dry leaves have a deep fragrance, both reminiscent of floral and buttery cooked vegetables. Wet leaves, and the butter note comes to the front. It is a big tea, not the quiet little dainty thing of last Spring.
The broth is mighty and powerful, but smooth, balanced, and not overstated in any way. It fills the mouth with a soft buttery texture that recedes to an aftertaste that lives in the world of textures rather than that of bouquet. Salivation is steady and satisfying.
The standout feature for this Hehuan Shan is balance and softness. The words rich, full and buttery should not be left out, though.
- Harvest Location : Hehuanshan, Hualien, Taiwan
- Harvest Date : Spring, 2019
- Cultivar : Qing Xin
- Farming Method : Conventional
- Altitude : 1800 Meters