About Shan Lin Xi:
Shan Lin Xi is a pristine nature reserve in central Taiwan known for its maples, wildflowers, and butterflies. The famous green oolongs produced in this region tend to have a distinct, clear, crisp flavor and aroma. Due to Shan Lin Xi’s high elevation and cooler climate, tea leaves grow rather slowly, leading to a high concentration of essential oils and resulting in a wonderful complexity to the flavor and aroma.
To make 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 (binding the leaves in a 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 pack.
Ingredients: Oolong tea leaves.
Toasty, sweet, and subtly floral aroma with a clear, crisp taste and body.
Shan Lin Xi holds up under a long steep time and is a great tea to brew in a gaiwan or small clay pot. To prepare the water, boil it one time, give the tea uo to 5 minutes to steep, then add more water to your vessel and enjoy several infusions.
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