Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Tea Review 139 - Naivetea Shan Lin Shi Oolong

Shan Lin Shi Oolong

Here's another light oolong from the oolong specialists at Naivetea. This one, according to their Web site, is from one of the highest altitude farms in central Taiwan. And while I don't know if anything can hold a candle to their Da Yu Ling oolong that I reviewed recently this one comes very close. It's very light and delicate but not at the expense of flavor and there's just a hint of astringency on the finish. Which is actually kind of nice.

Here's what Naivetea has to say about it:

Distinctive mountain essence, sophisticated flavor, notes of fresh flowers and leaves, lingering refined sweetness.

Mouth Feel: Soft with light and smooth body
Aroma: Delicate, fresh flowers
Ingredients: Ching Shin Oolong
Oxidation/Fermentation: Light
Origin: The highest altitude tea farm near the protected forest of Shan Lin Shi, Central Taiwan
Elevation: 1,900 meters/6,233 feet

Sample provided by Naivetea
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