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Chi Lai Mountain Oolong (Spring Pick 2021)

Chi Lai Mountain Oolong (Spring Pick 2021)

Regular price $5.00

Chi Lai Mountain Oolong

(Spring 2021)

The High Mountains of Taiwan have many growing regions and this one is relatively new. Perched on the west facing side of the Chi Lai Mountain Range, this terroir is slightly different than its other high mountain oolong cousins. Stronger and thicker on the palate than many other terroirs with a noticeably sweet/sour tartness to the fruit flavor of the mid mouth, it is a fun variant in the Taiwanese high mountain oolong flavor palate.

While gown conventionally, this tea has passed the Taiwanese Government's 'Safety Tests' for many years and is a good example of relatively clean, conventionally grown tea for the Taiwanese domestic market. If you are interested in trying conventionally grown high mountain oolong with taste points designed for the domestic market this is a great one!

Elevation: 1900m

Status: Tested Agrochemical Free, Conventionally Grown

Cultivar: QinXin

Oxidization: 15-20%

Season: May, 2021

Method: Hand picked, processed on site, small batch

Region: Chi Lai Shan, Nantou

Recommend Brewing Style:

Gong Fu Style: 3-5g per 100ml, ~100C water, 30, 45, 60 then add 5-10 seconds steeps in gaiwan. Lasts 5+ steeps.

Western Style: 3g per 100ml, ~100c water for 3+ minutes. 

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Scott Phillips
Lovely High Mt. Flavor!

I found this tea to be extremely close in flavor and cleaness to the 2019 spring Pear Mt. oolong. I experienced similar floral sweet bursts on the palette that lingered. If you're looking for a beautiful high mt. oolong at a slightly lower price then this one will not disappoint!