- Harvest: Spring 2022
- Elevation: 1500 Meters
- Production: 25 Hours Roast
- Oxidation: 25%
- Farming: Traditional Farming
This medium roast version of the otherwise light, floral High Mountain oolong breathes an pleasant roasted melon seed aroma. Grown on the fog-dense peaks of Shan Lin Xi, one of the highest mountains in Nantou, Taiwan, the rich complexity of this oolong is supported by a unique, biodynamic farming environment of towering bamboo and gingko groves.
This tea is produced at the Yeh family farm at Da An, Shan Lin Xi 杉林溪 at an elevation of 1500 meters. The property has a modern 5-star facility for processing tea as well as an ancient house over 100 years old. Three generations of the Yeh family have lived in the house. The Yeh family takes pride in the care that they apply to the land and the tea plants on the farm.
They delight to share a cup of tea that has emotion, warm and full of human touch of food safe Shan Lin Xi Tea.
- 6g or 1Tbsp | 8oz. @ 205˚F | 1 minute
- May be re-steeped multiple times.
- Use a porcelain or glass teapot.
- Drain completely and serve.
Tasting Notes (7/22/2021):
After a quick rinse, the pervasive aroma of roasted honey exudes from the leaves. The first steep gives a buttery, sweet woodsy aroma. The tea liquor offers a bright smokiness, rounded out by the essence of a honey mango. The deep sweetness of clover honey finishes the cup leaving the mouth feeling cool and refreshed.