High Mountain Shan Lin Xi Roasted Sample

$5.00
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Try a small size—about three servings—of our High Mountain Shan Lin Xi oolong tea. Click here to order regular retail sizes.

Hailing from evergreen-covered peaks nearly 5,000 feet in elevation, this Taiwanese oolong tea is nurtured under unique conditions: Cool nights and frequent fog result in slower leaf growth, which encourage distinctive balsam notes and a rich fragrance to develop.

After being hand-picked, the leaves undergo slight oxidization during a careful rolling process, and are finished with a light roasting. Once infused, note the sweet aromas of plum jam and sundried tomato that emerge; bright, green flavors shine beneath the delicate, yet structured, charcoal roast. The body deepens over subsequent infusions, opening with savory hints of butter and mushroom. Enjoy several rounds to appreciate the dynamic nature of these leaves.

Country: Taiwan
Tasting Notes: plum, pine, hazelnut

Approximately three servings

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Brew temperature 200º F


Western style brewing 3-5 grams, 2-3 minute steep


Gaiwan style brewing ¼- full, 10-20 second steep