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San Lin Xi, Winter

$28.00

San Lin Xi, Winter

  • 漢字 杉林溪烏龍

    origin San Lin Xi, Taiwan

    craft qing xiang

    flavor notes pineapple, cream

    漢字 杉林溪烏龍

    origin San Lin Xi, Taiwan

    craft qing xiang

    flavor notes pineapple, cream

    Winter Formosa oolong teas are typically harvested at the beginning of November. Tea gathering begins at the highest elevation gardens and makes its way down, ahead of the plummeting temperatures as winter approaches.

    From the same tea maker that crafted our spring San Lin Xi, our winter harvest was gathered mid November from a tea garden only a couple hundred meters below peak. It is the last harvest of this tea for the year. Winter harvest Formosa oolongs are typically mild and light, with a smoother mouth feel than spring teas.

    This tea has the heavier, creamier mouth feel of a winter crop tea, with bright floral and citrus notes that is characteristic of San Lin Xi.

  • Brewing Guide

    Winter Formosa oolongs are different in character from their spring counterparts, to accentuate their innate floral notes, use more leaves and increase steep time.

    In a gaiwan or small tea pot, use 5 grams brewed at 200 degrees for 2 minutes 30 seconds on the initial brew, dropping down to 2 minutes on the second brew, and then increasing that in increments of 30 seconds for subsequent brews. For lighter infusions, use hotter water and half the brew time.

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    Gaiwan/Teapot (6 oz.)
    leaves 5 grams
    temp 200 ° F
    time 2 min
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    Teapot (12 oz.)
    leaves 7 grams
    temp 200 ° F
    time 3 min
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    Infuser Cup
    leaves 6 grams
    temp 200 ° F
    time 3 min
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    Tea Bowl
    leaves 4 grams
    temp 200 ° F
    shop gaiwans
    Gaiwan/Teapot (6 oz.)
    leaves 5 grams
    temp 200 ° F
    time 2 min
    shop teapots
    Teapot (12 oz.)
    leaves 7 grams
    temp 200 ° F
    time 3 min
    shop infusers
    Infuser Cup
    leaves 6 grams
    temp 200 ° F
    time 3 min
    shop tea bowls
    Tea Bowl
    leaves 4 grams
    temp 200 ° F