Tea Selection: SHAN LIN XI HIGH MOUNTAIN OOLONG TEA
Name: Eco-Cha Teas
Tea Company Comments taken from their webpage:
Co-founder Andy Kincart has lived mostly in Taiwan since 1989. In 1993, his appreciation for the locally grown tea that he had already developed led him to the home of Tony and Lisa Lin in the Dong Ding Mountain tea growing region. Since then, it has been an ongoing exploration of the world of tea, which has provided a fulfillment that is unique to this island. Tony and Lisa Lin are among Taiwan’s primary proponents of tea culture, and Andy has watched their efforts flourish over the last 20 years as a close friend and supporter.
Since 1997, Andy has been sharing this passion for tea as a private exporter of quality Oolong Tea. Now, after decades of an ever-deepening appreciation for this cultural treasure – he is endeavoring to be more progressive through his involvement with Eco-Cha.
When a company goes out of it’s way to send a presentation to you it says a lot about the company, I loved the packaging design by Eco Cha.
Its adorable packaging just welcomes you to their amazing Single-sourced Taiwan teas. As you read the reviews realize it’s one of the first single sourced teas I’ve reviewed and I’ve loved the experience and so will you. Take my reviews and realize Single sourced teas are incredibly vibrant and their tastes take you back to the area they are harvested, each individual and each one incredibly amazing.
Read more about Eco-Cha Teas on their website: Eco-Cha Teas.
These are common instructions for brewing teas, however if the company suggests other brewing I will include it in the review section.
Time and Temperature Guide:
Tea Temperature Minutes
Black 95°C / 205°F 3 – 5
Oolong/White 85°C / 185°F 3 – 4
Green/Yellow 80°C / 176°F 2 – 3
Herbal/Tisanes. 100°C / 212°F 5 – 15
** As always stated by My Tea Vault, we think you should enjoy tea the way you like it, I like mine very strong with no sweetener, these are just guidelines and I suggest you use the guideline then adjust for your own tastes.
Shan Lin Xi High Mountain
COSTS: $6.00 / 20 grams
Price may vary according to the amount purchased.
From Eco Cha: This farm is managed by an innovative farmer who inherited his family farm, and has continued to expand his farm management to other plots of tea in the Shanlinxi region. Mr. Chen has been a professional tea judge for 20 years, and continues to hone his skills as both a farmer and professional representative of specialty Oolong tea
Prior to brew: Vegetal Woodsy scent.
Brewed: This tea is a pale liquor.
Scent: Scent reminds me of hay in a field.
Flavor: Great combination of a slightly bitter, nutty brew with an underscore of floral.
Sentiments: The slight bitter does not take away from the very subtle floral underscore in this tea, it’s got a nutty smooth tone that takes all it embodies to a new level.
My Tea Vault score values of 1-10 (10 being the best): “8”.
Till next sip…