Shan Lin Xi High Mountain 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 Oolong Tea

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

Commercial Description

Delicate, fresh vegetal aroma. Smooth, balanced, subtle herbal character. Clean, satisfying finish.

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Reviewer pic87 Aroma: 10/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 4/5
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I loved this one, and it seems to grow on me each time I drink it. It is rich and bold any way I make it.

The leaf has a rich, warming aroma, not very roasted but more homey.

I love the way this tea tastes when brewed in a mug. It's very rich and actually quite bitter. There's a hint of cinnamon in the aroma, but I thought the aroma was mostly floral and herbaceous. There is great depth to the herbaceous qualities. I can sense the tones of fruit and pine which Eco-Cha mentions in the commercial description. Finish is a little sour, almost like an aged oolong, but there's a lingering honey-like quality after the sourness clears, and I love this.

A second infusion is less aromatic but just as rich in flavor, still very strong and pleasant to drink. Easily brews three or more infusions, but I find this works best if the earlier ones are kept short. If starting with 3-4 minutes like recommended, the flavor gives out faster than I'd like.

If brewing in a mug, I liked brewing less strongly than Eco-Cha recommended, using about half as much leaf as they recommend (still more than a teaspoon though). I preferred a 1-2 minute first infusion.

This was definitely among the most interesting oolongs I've tried recently; I like the description "enigmatic". It is not among my favorite of favorite oolongs though, for the slight sourness in the flavor.

I am impressed so far, and I look forward to trying more of Eco-Cha's teas.
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