Shan Lin Xi

Origin: Shan Lin Xi, Taiwan

Toasty, sweet, and subtally floral aroma with a clear, crisp taste and body.

Available in a 50 gram Bamboo Canister.

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About Shan Lin Xi:

Shan Lin Xi is a delicious buttery green oolong from Nantou County, Taiwan. Shan Lin Xi is a pristine nature reserve known for its maples, wild-flowers, and butterflies. Tea from this region has a distinctive clear, crisp flavor and aroma known to oolong connoisseurs around the world. Due to Shan Lin Xi’s high elevation and cooler climate, the tea leaves in this region grow more slowly, attaining a higher concentration of sap and essential oils, which contribute to the tea’s complex flavor and aroma.

Though oolong processing can be applied to any tea leaf, certain cultivars lend themselves specifically to the techniques used. Taiwan oolongs develop fragrances and tastes not found in any other tea and the art of Taiwanese oolong making has been adapted to enhance the qualities of varietals from each region of the Island.

For Shan Lin Xi, newly sprouted leaves are plucked and then withered in the sun for a few hours to reduce moisture. When suitable leaf suppleness is achieved, traditional rolling techniques (wrapping the leaves in cloth) are applied.

This Shan Lin Xi is finished with a long, low-temperature roasting which enhances the tea’s distinctive fragrance without making the leaf brittle.

Available in a 50 gram Bamboo Canister.

Ingredients: Oolong tea leaves.

Flavor Profile:

Toasty, sweet, and subtly floral aroma with a clear, crisp taste and body.

Brewing Instructions:

Every tea is different and can be brewed in different ways. The chart below is not a hard-and-fast guide for brewing this tea, but rather a place to get started. Steeping time may vary based on your personal taste or on how many infusions have already been done. Experiment with the brewing of your tea to discover its unique character.

Water Temp °F (°C)Steep Time (minutes)Number of InfusionsQuantity of Leaf (tsp / 8oz water)
185°F (85°C)3-43-41

Videos and Links:

Oolong Tea Crafting
Oolong Tunnel Roaster
Shan Lin Xi Map