Shan Lin Xi Gaoshan Wulong Cha (Shan Lin Xi High Mountain Oolong Tea)
Ye Jun Cheng and Chen Chung-Chia
Shan Lin Xi (Fir Woods Stream) is the name of a mountainous area in Zhuzhan Township in central Taiwan. It is an area that hardly seems tropical given the elevation and cool afternoon temperatures that arrive with the daily fog. This tea is grown at an elevation of 1400 meters. The dry leaves are tightly rolled and the infused leaf reveals a deep green color. The tea liquor is a limpid green/yellow .The aroma is clean, fresh and floral. In the mouth the tea shows mouth filling body and pronounced grip. It is long and refreshing. Grower: Ye Jun Cheng Tea Master: Chen Chung Chia Cultivar: Qing Xin Wulong Region: Shan Lin Xi, Nantou County Altitude: 1400 m Harvest: May, 2019 Oxidation: 22% Unroasted
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 212°F (100° C). Steep for 20 seconds. Reduce time to 15 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, for an 8 oz. cup. Pour water at 212°F (100° C) over the leaves and steep for approximately 60 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.