2020 Spring Shan Lin Xi High MountainFloating Leaves Tea
When we say High Mountain Oolong it means two things. One, the tea is grown above 1,000 meters. Two, it is generally processed light, more towards green tea than black, and it is rolled into little pearls, or 'ball rolled'. The name refers to the location that the tea was grown; in this case Shan Lin Xi. This farm on Shan Lin Xi is about 1,500 meters high.
Fragrance of the wet leaves is BIG and bright! Prominent note is some kind of citrus, which really cuts through in a sparkly kind of way. Broth is well balanced and strong. Not heavy, because it's still a very lightly oxidized oolong, but it has a boldness in the way it lays in the mouth.
Aftertaste is long and leaves behind a complex fragrance as well as a unique salivation that we associate with Shan Lin Xi. When Shiuwen's son had a taste of this tea, he called it the butterfly tea!
- Harvest Location : Shan Lin Xi, Zhushan, Nantou, Taiwan
- Harvest Date : April, 2020
- Cultivar : Qing Xin
- Farming Method : Conventional
- Altitude : 1500 Meters