It is the first week of November and with my birthday is coming up (November 7th) I have an important decison to make – what teas to drink on my birthday! With that said, I’m going to be sampling a bunch of oolongs. Today’s oolong – Eco-Cha’s Tsui Yu Jade Oolong, an oolong from Nantou, Taiwan. By the way, Eco-Cha is having a crowd funding campaign for support of small scale oolong made from traditional farming methods. The oolong here is certified organic too! Check it out – the $50 tier looks pretty awesome as you get a clay gongfu tea pot! … Continue reading, hoot!
Today’s tea is Jin Xuan Oolong – a lovely milk oolong sold by Eco-Cha, online seller of Taiwanese oolongs. This Jin Xuan Oolong was grown at 400m elevation by a co-op farm that does not use chemical weed killers and little or none chemical fertilizers and water soluble pesticides. I’ve been feeling in an Oolong mood lately. Last week I reviewed, by accident, all Pu’er teas. After that, I feel I need to go binge on some oolong while I do some spring cleaning. Dry Leaf What a smell! Jin Xuan Oolong smells amazing! There is a strong floral creamy butter scent coming from the tight clumps … Continue reading, hoot!
Shan Lin Xi High Mountain Concubine Oolong is a northern Taiwan produced oolong sold by Eco-cha, online seller of Taiwan teas. Eco-Cha has a nice write up about this tea, but in sum, Shan Lin Xi High Mountain Concubine Oolong is similar to an Oriental Beauty, but a different oolong variety and leaf rolling method. Similar to Oriental Beauty oolongs, this tea is munched on by specific bugs to encourage new growth, thus a big flavor change. With that said, this type of tea has not been treated with pesticides, thus more work to make as well as in many cases, a … Continue reading, hoot!