• Honey Aroma Red Oolong from Shan Lin Xi

    This gorgeous tea is a honey aroma style (or mixiang) red oolong from 1200 m elevation.  Made from hand-picked Qing Xin plants, the honey character is rich and wild, with a round fruitiness and a lightly syrupy texture. 

    The mixiang quality for high grown teas is rare - and a gentle reminder to take your time with this tea.  The 'red' in 'red oolong' means that this tea is quite a bit more oxidized and developed than a traditional high mountain oolong.  It's leaning more towards the realm of Oriental Beauty in terms of its oxidation level.  This lends it that rich fruitiness and more developed color.  

    Spring 2023 harvest