sample in the pull-down menu below or get better pricing with higher volume. I would suggest this to someone who likes a lighter roasted oolong or hojicha (4/5 rating). You can order a 10 gr. Description: “Yushan is known as Jade Mountain and towers over the neighboring landscape. When the liquor was cooled, it was drying and the flavours became much more mellow with only the charcoal flavour remaining. The dry leaves carried a strong fresh grassy smell. Of course, tea is not able to grow at the highest elevations of Yushan but Farmer Luo grows this outstanding tea around the 1600M mark putting it well within respectable Gaoshancha heights. After steeping for 3½ minutes, the leaves had unfurled and become a jade colour. Looking back at my notes, it is very interesting how one aspect of the process (admittedly a very large one) can make the teas taste so different despite being grown in the same area. Enter your email below to receive weekly tea content! Description: “Yushan is known as Jade Mountain and towers over the neighboring landscape. This plot of tea is situated high up in a gorge that is the source Dong Pu Hot Springs. Learn how your comment data is processed. This tea is grown at 1,600 meters by Farmer Luo who also has a plot on Alishan Mountain. The question of the post: Have you ever done comparison tastings like this? 195 deg. As I continue on my tea journey, one thing that has been very insightful is trying teas from one tea producer of a country! The golden yellow brew has a refreshing aroma of spring breeze, along with the taste of the forest, pine cone, and sweet corn. Use about 2 teaspoons (3 grams) of tea leaves for about every 5 ounces (150 milliliters) of water. Description: “After the initial processing of outdoor/indoor whithering and rolling, he passes it to a friend that specializes in charcoal roasting. Now that we have some basic information about the teas, let’s go! This tea was picked in late October and is known as "Winter 2019 Harvest" Cultivar: Qingxin. There was a sweet, fresh grassy, and floral aroma from liquor which had a dark yellow hue and a green tinge. This Yu Shan Oolong is grown at 1800 meters at Yu Shan (Jade Mountain), the highest mountain in Taiwan. Right in the middle of the Taiwanese Highlands sits Jade Mountain, the highest point in East Asia. ]” Instructions: One teaspoon | 8oz water | 195° | 3½ minutes Review: The tea leaves were tightly rolled and different shades of green ranging from dark forest to muted olive. The water used to steep this tea should be about 185-195°F or 85-90°C. Available … Taiwan is especially a special place for me because I visited last year for a few days (I will be posting about my all top favourite places soon!). $5 FLAT-RATE DOMESTIC SHIPPING for all the tea and teaware you want! ]”, Instructions: One teaspoon | 8oz water | 195° | 3½ minutes. However, stright from the pouch, there is a noticeable difference visually and by smell between the two! Brewing: One teaspoon to 8oz. I have tried a few roasted teas in the past, and I have found sometimes the roasting was strong it masked all the other flavours. Yushan is known as Jade Mountain and towers over the neighboring landscape. The chunky nuggets of dried leaf shown above are the winter produce from an isolated organic farm in Dongpu, the northern trailhead for Taiwan's highest peak —Yushan, or Jade Mountain. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Very reasonably priced we encourage you to give it a try. The golden yellow brew has a refreshing aroma of spring breeze, along with the taste of the forest, pine cone, and sweet corn. Whereas the High Mountain Oolong had a yellow colour liquor, the roasting process gave the liquor an amber colour. Subscribe to our newsletter to get first dibs on new tea and events. $5 FLAT-RATE DOMESTIC SHIPPING for all the tea and teaware you want! This tea is also very creamy, rounded, and has a sweet long lasting finish. After steeping, the leaves did not fully unfurl but had a strong charcoal smell that was smokey and earthy. Hey there! This Yushan Tataka High Mountain Tea was grown in the Tataka tea garden located in the north-western part of the famous Yushan National Park. What I like about these teas is that both teas use the same base material but are processed differently. Review: The tea leaves were tightly rolled and different shades of green ranging from dark forest to muted olive. $5 FAST USA SHIPPING FOR ALL THE TEA AND TEAWARE YOU WANT! Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Location: Yushan Elevation: 1600M Review: After trying the Yushan High Mountain Oolong, I really wanted to see how the charcoal roasting would affect the tea. This tea is also very creamy, rounded, and has a sweet long lasting finish. This stage mutes some of the top notes of this high quality oolong but replaces them with a satisfying underlying texture.”. Compared to the High Mountain Oolong, the oolong pearls were slightly darker in colour and had a grayish-green colour. As I hone in on my tasting skills and become more familiar with different types of teas and countries, it has always been such a treat to be able to taste from the same producer! The tea leaves are thick and juicy, which create a remarkably unique flavor for this tea. February 03, 2020 Batch #51 of the Eco-Cha Tea Club was sourced from an organic High Mountain Oolong Tea farm located at the trailhead to Taiwan's highest peak — Yushan, or Jade Mountain. More shipping details are. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. This tea is grown at 1,600 meters by Farmer Luo[. Grown at 1500m altitude, this is a standard Qing Xiang type high mountain tea with the characteristic aroma of teas grown in the high mountains.