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Spring 2016

Shan Ling Xi wu long tea (oolong tea) is from a mountain area in Nantou county of central Taiwan and is located at about 1,900 meters above sea level. This high elevation provides ideal growing conditions for wu long tea as the air remains cool year round. Tea plantations have been established in Shan Ling Xi since the 1970's. It has since become known as one of the premier tea producing regions of Taiwan and Shan Ling Xi wu long tea is prized by Taiwanese tea connoisseurs.

Shan Ling Xi wu long has an exquisitely smooth taste with just a hint of flowers. The slight astringency to this wu long tea provides a refreshing cleansing effect to the palate, so this tea is ideal after a heavy meal. The smoothness of Shan Ling Xi tea has a buttery quality to it, and later brewings bring out a unique smokiness that settles on the tongue with a very pleasing sensation.

Shan Ling Xi wu long tea can be brewed slightly longer than the Wu Ling wu long tea. Fifty seconds is recommended for the first pot when brewing this tea gong fu style. When brewing Shan Ling Xi wu long tea you will notice the sweet aroma which gives just a hint of the wonderful flavours to come.

Harvest Date
May 2016
Varietal
Cui Yu (Jade - TaiCha #13 - 翠玉 - 台茶十三號)
Origin
Shan Lin Xi (杉林溪), Nantou County, Taiwan
Elevation
1,900 meters (6,300 feet)
Chinese Name
杉林溪頂級烏龍茶
Pinyin
shān lín xī dǐng jí wūlóngchá

Sample Available: Feng Fu Sample Pack





Customer Reviews:

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by Ching M.
Order this and Four Seasons few weeks ago and I have a chance to compare the two. Its aroma is somewhat weaker than other Oolong friends brought to me from Taiwan and you have to put more tea leaves to obtain enough aroma. This may be my friends' gifts are higher priced ones. My wife does like its slight sweat after-taste. Four seasons' aroma is also slightly weak remediable by adding more leaves. And I feel that Four seasons may be a better value, comparing these two.

Rating: 4 of 5 Stars [4 of 5 Stars]

by Sabrina W.
Mild tea in gold brown color. The tea is really fresh with bouquet aromas. I love to look at these little curled balls expand to full leaves during the steeping. This is one of my favorite teas from Tea From Taiwan and I will definitely continue to order them from Tea From Taiwan and enjoy this tea for years to come.

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars [5 of 5 Stars]

by Grant I.
This wulong is excellent!!! It has the floral smell of jasmine and carnation. It has a sweet and buttery hints behind a light astringency. I steep until I get rich folks color at 83°C . I get three good cups... Tasty starts to wane after four or so. Definitely a great buy. gi Germantown, MD. 2015-06-03

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars [5 of 5 Stars]

by David Q.
It has been a few years since I have had tea that was this wonderful to drink. The aroma is floral and the taste is bitter-with slightly sweet notes upfront, but finishing with a pleasant bitter taste. I prefer a stronger Oolong in the afternoon after lunch and this particular tea is exactly what I desire in an Oolong. Moreover, because it is on the side of stronger flavor, it can be steeped several times and each time it retains the favor and aroma of the first steep (although not as strong). I highly recommend this tea for people who love to continue to drink their tea throughout the day and don't mind using the same leafs as it would be wasteful to do so given the potency of these leafs.

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars [5 of 5 Stars]

by Cassie B.
These jade green with hints of yellow buds smell sugary and vegetal. Normally I hate sugary vegetables (ie: coleslaw. Ick, but I’d love coleslaw without sugar). But if a tea smells like that, I love it. First steep: Waited a while for the water to cool, steeped for 50 seconds, didn’t think that was long enough, then steeped for 35 more seconds. The taste is mainly sweet, much less vegetal than the leaves smell. It’s more of a mildly floral flavor. Very complex but very good. Second steep: may have been too hot for two minutes. This one really does have a complex & sweet flavor. It is different from all other oolongs I’ve tried, but I can’t begin to describe how. Not quite peachy, floral or milky… but very sweet. Third steep: …I kind of forgot about, so I have no idea how long it had been steeping. The flavor seems to be lacking, but that may be due to the oversteeping. I’d say unlike most other oolongs, this one didn’t change flavor as much. I definitely didn’t get anything sm

Rating: 4 of 5 Stars [4 of 5 Stars]

by Tommy M.
Shan Ling Xi Oolong Tea by Tea From Taiwan This tea has a sweet vegetal smell before steeped and after first steep the leaf has a sweetcorn green/green bean vegetal smell, it steeps up a pale golden color that is very pretty. 1st Steep The taste is sweet and floral with slight astringency it has a nice velvety, almost buttery mouth-feel. 2nd steep is still a nice golden yellow color and has a sweet floral aroma. it has a very green oolong flavor still very floral with some astringency and the same velvety mouth feel. 4th Steep (I skipped the 3rd because it was consitent with the 2nd) is very Floral less green and quite naturally sweet very enjoyable. The sweet flavors are like some other oolong I had so I hate to use it again but almost like the sweetness of huneysuckles. 6th steep (last steep skidded again for same reason) taste is slightly floral more deppend less greenish and the velvet buttery mouthfeel is back.The color is slightly darker Golden Yellow than the first few stee

Rating: 4 of 5 Stars [4 of 5 Stars]

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