Shan Lin Xi (杉林溪, pine forrest) is a high-mountain green oolong from Nantou county, Taiwan.
A refined and lightsome tea, which shares the usual refreshing, greenish charm of Taiwanese oolongs. Its vivid and joyful fragrance instantly fills the room, making it impossible to just simply walk past. The mild, inspiring chaqi gently vitalises the body and the mind.
Shan Lin Xi, with its altitude of 1400 meters above sea level, is amongst the highest tea-growing areas in Taiwan. The cooler temperature slows the growth of tea leaves thus resulting in smaller and more tender leaves. These leaves, similarly to those of a gyokuro, are richer in both amino acids and caffeine
Quantity: 5-6 gram per 150ml gaiwan.
Water temperature: 95ºC. From fresh spring water or filtered water.
Brewing time: 10-15…seconds