Shan Lin Xi (杉林溪, pine forest) is a high-mountain green oolong from Nantou county, Taiwan.
This brand new vintage just arrived now, it always amazes us with the slightly roasted, and flowery green-oolong character. This vintage reminds us of the 2017 Shan Lin Xi, with this delicate green character. Its’ chaqi is sensible from the second sip, pointed calmness and warming effect comes immediately.
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, similar to those of a gyokuro, are richer in both amino acids and caffeine.
Quantity: 5-6 grams per 150ml gaiwan.
Water temperature: 85-95ºC. From fresh spring water or filtered water.
Brewing time: 20…seconds