Shan Lin Xi Gaoshan Wulong Cha (Shan Lin Xi High Mountain Oolong Tea)
Chen Chung Chia
Shan Lin Xi (Fir Woods Stream) is the name of a mountainous area in Nantou in central Taiwan. It is an area that hardly seems tropical given the elevation and cool afternoon temperatures that arrive with the daily fog. Chen Chung Chia’s tea is grown at an elevation of 1300 meters. The dry leaves are nicely rolled and the infused leaf reveals a rich green color. The tea liquor is a bright green/yellow .The aroma is clean, fresh and vegetal. In the mouth the tea is long and refreshing.
Grower: Chen Chung Chia
Cultivar: Qing Xin a.k.a. Oolong
Region: Shan Lin Xi, Nantou County
Altitude: 1300 m
Harvest: May 4, 2017
To prepare this tea in the traditional gongfu style use a gaiwan or Yixing pot and 6 grams of tea per 100ml of water at 195°F. Steep for 40 seconds. Reduce time to 30 seconds for the second steep and then increase with each subsequent steep.
For an 8 oz. cup use between 3-5 grams of tea, about a heaping teaspoon. Pour water at 195°F (90° C) over the leaves and steep for approximately 70 seconds. Always remember to adjust steeping time depending on water temperature, amount of tea you have and personal flavor preference. Increase time and temperature slightly with each infusion.