Shan Lin Xi Gao Shan Cha South Face
Garden Direct Oolong Tea
Shan Lin Xi Gao Shan Cha South Face
Shan Lin Xi Gao Shan Cha South Face
Shan Lin Xi Gao Shan Cha South Face

The mountainous regions of Central Taiwan produce some of the most exquisite oolong teas in the world.


14+ Servings

Qty:

Complex aromas of tropical fruits

and flowers with slight umami and

golden liquor

About this tea

The mountainous regions of Central Taiwan produce some of the most exquisite oolong teas in the world. These teas are often called “Gao Shan Cha” (High Mountain Tea) because the tea gardens are situated in very high altitudes compared to all other oolong tea growing regions. The mists in the high mountains shroud the tea bushes during the peak harvesting season, facilitating the gradual growth of new tea buds and concentrating the amino acids and aromatic compounds. One taste sensation found in superior Gao Shan Cha is what Taiwanese tea tasters refer to as Dan Bai Wei 蛋白味—"egg white’s protein aroma,” referencing the richness of umami tasting amino acids, glutamic palate sensations and the creamy broth mouth-feeling. This Shan Li Xi oolong has a fresh and vibrant golden infusion from skillful fermentation. This micro-lot from the spring was harvested in a garden that is in the dense bamboo forests of the south face of Shan Lin Xi Mountain. We can find the consistent balance of fruity, floral and umami from this misty and steep garden that produces stunning teas season after season.

Ingredients

Oolong tea

Origin

Shan Lin Xi, Taiwan

Cultivar

Qingxin

Harvest

April (Spring Harvest); December - January (Winter Harvest)

Elevation

1800 meters

Preparation
  • Imperial
  • Metric
Traditional Tea Preparation

Add 7g to a gaiwan or gongfu teapot (per 150ml).

Use water cooled to 200°F.

Don’t rinse this tea.

Infuse 1st brew for 45-60 seconds.

Infuse 2nd brew for 20-30 seconds.

Repeat several times (20-30 seconds). Brew multiple rounds until the flavor and aroma of the tea dissipates. As the leaves expand and unfurl, increase the infusion time to 1-2 minutes to enjoy the strength and essence of the tea.

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Origin

Shan Lin Xi

Nantou County, Taiwan

Shan Lin Xi Mountain is one of the mountainous regions of Central Taiwan to produce some of the most exquisite oolong teas in the world. These teas are often called “Gao Shan Cha” (High Mountain Tea) because the tea gardens are situated in very high altitudes compared to all other oolong tea growing regions. The mists in the high mountains shroud the tea bushes during the peak harvesting season, facilitating the gradual growth of new tea buds and concentrating the amino acids and aromatic compounds.

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