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Phoenix Valley Shanlinxi Oolong
Phoenix Valley Shanlinxi Oolong

Phoenix Valley Shanlinxi Oolong

Regular price $5.00

Phoenix Valley Shanlinxi Oolong

Thick, sweet and full flavored, this fresh spring tea is the perfect example of why teas from Shanlinxi are so sought after in the local Taiwanese market. So much so that teas from this area often don't make it off the island!

Rich vegetal, soft pale florals and a luxuriously thick mouthfeel greet those lucky enough to try this tea. It also has that signature 'oceanic' feel that this area is so well known for. This tea was grown in the Long Feng Xia area of Shanlinxi, right in the heart of the best growing area.

While not certified organic, this tea is grown in a garden that has tested free from agrochemicals for two years running. Shanlinxi is one of the hardest places in Taiwan for an agrochemical-free tea lover to find something to drink. Farmers in the area usually try to super size their yields using copious amounts of agrochemicals and we have been searching for a clean and affordable source of Shanlinxi tea for years.

We lucked out in finding this producer at the 2020 Tea Expo and we look forward to growing our relationship with this new partner farm. Finding clean Shanlinxi tea at this quality and price point is almost unheard of and we are so happy to finally have some of the tea from this area back on the site.


Elevation: 1600m

Status: Tested Agrochemical Free

Cultivar: QinXin

Oxidization: 30%

Season: May 2nd, 2021

Method: Hand picked, processed on site, small batch

Region: Shanlinxi, 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 4-5+ steeps.

Western Style: 3g per 100ml, ~100c water for 3 minutes. Lasts 2-3 steeps.

Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Very aromatic

I received a sample of this tea from another order, and I liked it so much I bought another 50g of it! I've tried several light oolongs from this site, but the Phoenix Valley Shanlinxi is still my favorite so far. It has a heavy floral nose, smooth mouthfeel without any bitterness, and a slightly sweet aftertaste. I can brew this about 4 times before losing its enjoyability.

Adam Kimbrough
Not bad, just doesn't last

This is not a bad tea. It's refreshing and has a nice mouthfeel to it. But, I definitely agree with Joanne in that I couldn't get more than 2 steeps out of it without losing a lot out of it. If I were to recommend an alternative Qinxin oolong that's also in Nantou, it would definitely be the Chi Lai Mountain Oolong. In fact, it's surprising to me that this one is $1 more expensive than the Chi Lai Mountain one!

Intoxicating powdery florals

This tea managed to surprise even my 11-year old (who is in that phase where he is nonchalant about everything ) when he took a sip. Soft, powdery floral aroma and taste. The fragrance wafted through my apartment and lasted for hours. Even the wet leaves looked beautiful! My only gripe is that it only lasted 2-3 steeps - is this the same for everyone else?