Shan Ling Xi Oolong Tea

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Winter 2013

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.

Season
Winter 2013
Varietal
Chin Shin (Green Heart - qing xin - 青心烏龍)
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

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Customer Reviews:

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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]

by Don C.
I am amazed at the taste of the Shan Ling Xi! You really do carry some of the best oolong I've ever had.

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

by Mary R.
Nice clean flavor of butter, Bergamot, and roasted something. Nice pale greenish-yellow color. I steeped for 3 min at 185°F and still a bit bitter. I tried at 180 and the bitterness disappeared.

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

by Gerry C.
I got my tea about ten days ago and have been enjoying it. It is very nice, smooth and maintains flavour for many infusions. I like it very much.

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

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