(Shan Lin Xi) High Mountain Concubine Oolong Tea

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Brand:Eco-Cha
Style:High Mountain Oolong
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Region:Nantou, Taiwan
Loose/teabag:Loose
Product page:(Shan Lin Xi) High Mountain Concubine Oolong Tea

This tea's info last updated: Apr. 24, 2018

Commercial Description

Lightly toasted, woodsy aroma. Subtle honey-essence, fresh scone character. Clean, refreshing finish.

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Reviewer pic90 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 4/5
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The aroma of the loose leaves is a mix of roasted nuts, honey, and sesame seeds. It reminds of sesame honey candy and is quite delicious smelling. Brewing the leaves brings out vegetal qualities and sharp notes of fruit and osmanthus flowers. The liquid without the leaves have a roasted nuts and lettuce aroma.

The first steeping creamy with an almost oily mouthfeel with strong floral notes that fade to roasted notes and sorrel and finally a honey aftertaste.

The second steep has a dryer mouth feel with heavy osmanthus notes and roasted notes. The taste in intense and I was able to get another steeping from this tea. I really enjoyed how complex this teas flavors are.


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Reviewer pic90 Aroma: 10/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
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A roasted tea with a mellow, warm, homey quality. I thought this an exceptional tea, definitely my favorite one sampled from Eco-Cha, but ranking among my favorite oolongs ever sampled.

The dry leaf smells of rich roast, with a background of honey-like qualities.

Upon brewing it becomes much more complex. Aroma of light roast, honey, wood. I don't find this tea matches Eco-Cha's description...it's not particularly floral and I'm not noticing the dry finish either. The finish seems slightly sour and there's a faint metallic note. Yet the flavor overall is very rich and enjoyable.

Once it had cooled, I found this eminently pleasing to drink, enjoying it to the last drop. When hot and brewed strongly, there was a sour note in the finish I found somewhat unpleasant.

I strongly preferred shorter steeping times, using a little more than one teaspoon of leaf (which is a lot, since the leaves unfurl) and starting with a 1 minute infusion. This brewing method was more mellow overall, but it also brought out a minty note in the aroma that I didn't notice when using longer steepings. Easily makes 3 infusions in a mug, but 4 is not difficult with shorter steepings.

I also found this tea tended to separate out into different flavors, when drunk in a mug. It really benefitted from stirring, because the flavors I liked most seemed to sink to the bottom of the cup.

Very pricey. This is an outstanding tea though, and the leaf stretches very far.
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