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I really enjoy your teas. Many years ago, a friend regularly traveled for work back and forth to Taipei and would bring me back top quality Alishan teas. Ultimately, he changed jobs. Then for years I was buying via a Chinese distributor...but shipping from them has become more of a problem (I'm sure not their fault), sometimes taking months to get out of China. So I've switched to you, and am very happy with the quality, values, and prompt shipping. You've filled a wonderful niche for those of us who love high mountain oolongs!

A very enjoyable tea. I really like this company:  Eco-Cha. The packaging is beautiful, and the tea is of excellent quality! I like that they get their teas direct from the source, which means a fresher product! This Dong Ding, for example, was harvested in May of this year, and it was hand-picked in small batches. I like that!

Dong Ding Oolong Tea

Eco-Cha Artisan Teas has some of the best Taiwanese oolongs that I've tried so I was really looking forward to digging into this one. Right off the bat my senses were flooded with sweet honey and fruity notes along with an interesting herbaceous undertone. It grew increasingly floral with each subsequent infusion.

Shan Lin Xi High Mountain Tea

f you're curious about why high mountain oolongs are a big deal but are too afraid to spend a bunch on a top-tier high mountain tea, buy this right here. It's a great way to take the next flight of stairs into the wonderful world of oolong.

Alishan High Mountain Tea

In my career as a tea reviewer, I've tasted quite a few milk Oolong teas. But this Jin Xuan Oolong Tea from Eco Cha has to be one of the finest I've tried yet.

Jin Xuan Oolong Tea

The taste was intensely floral with notes of orchid and a noticeably viscous mouthfeel. Later infusions transitioned to more fruity aromas with a refreshingly vegetal finish . . . The leaves of this tea were handpicked and it shows in the end product.

Four Seasons Spring Oolong Tea

My first Taiwanese black tea. The leaves are dried in a more typical black tea rather than the usual oolong styles you see. The mint and cinnamon profile really stood out. I don't think I've ever had a taste profile quite like this tea before. Really interesting and unique.

Red Jade Black Tea

This is an incredibly delicate and fragrant tea. It is one of the best tasting teas I've ever had. But it takes a skilled brewer to coax the best qualities out of this tea.

Da Yu Ling High Mountain Oolong Tea

he first sip was minty and spicy. I immediately drained the cup. The second steep was even better, catching all the best of Autumn’s fruits, falling leaves, gathering firewood. The tea remained aromatic through four steeps.  The tea is a real treat!

Red Jade Black Tea

The liquor was thick and almost oily with a somewhat creamy after affect. I just had to keep sticking my nose back into the aroma cup after each and every sip. I couldn't get enough of it!! A refreshingly crisp astringency was balanced by natural sweetness. Pine and green apples came to mind in the initial infusions.

Da Yu Ling High Mountain Oolong Tea

The flavor is incredible! It is so deliciously sweet. I am quick to identify vanilla notes – sweet and creamy. As the tea cools slightly, I am able to notice a minty tone to the tea. I even notice the cooling effect of the mint-like flavor too, it kind of took me by surprise because there is no mint in this tea … only tea leaves!

Shan Lin Xi High Mountain Oolong Tea

Just wanted to say that I've purchased pounds of tea from you all and will continue to do so. My wife and I really appreciate what you do. Love your selection and wide range of affordable\/splurge options. You guys are the best Oolong supplier out there. Can't find anyone who does it better, and honestly have stopped looking. Who cares if you found "the one"? Haha.

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Red Jade #18 Black Tea Tasting Notes | Eco-Cha Tea Club

Red Jade #18 Black Tea Tasting Notes | Eco-Cha Tea Club

The dried leaves above exhibit the premium batch of Red Jade #18 Black Tea being offered as batch 84 of the Eco-Cha Tea Club. This crop was picked in early July, while it was still immature and tender. Summer crops are the best leaf material for optimal results in a full flavored composition for Black Tea specifically. Stronger sunlight and hotter weather produce higher concentrations of catechins in the leaves, resulting in a fuller aromatic and flavor profile. Full oxidation of these compounds is necessary to achieve a balanced composition that is not overly astringent.

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Red Jade #18 Black Tea | Eco-Cha Tea Club

Red Jade #18 Black Tea | Eco-Cha Tea Club

Batch 84 of the Eco-Cha Tea Club is a Red Jade #18 Black Tea from the historical Sun Moon Lake tea growing region of Taiwan. This cultivar, given the name Red Jade (紅玉) is registered as hybrid #18 by Taiwan's Tea Research and Extension Station. You can learn all about its background in our recent blogpost, but this Black Tea hybrid strain is unique to Taiwan, and was "born" in the 20th century. It has become quite popular over the last 20 years since it was first commercially introduced in the early 2000's.

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Alishan Small Leaf Type Black Tea Tasting Notes | Eco-Cha Tea Club

Alishan Small Leaf Type Black Tea Tasting Notes | Eco-Cha Tea Club

Batch 83 of the Eco-Cha Tea Club is an Alishan Small Leaf Type Black Tea made from summer harvest of the Jin Xuan/ Tai Cha #12 hybrid strain. The new growth was plucked when it was still young and tender, providing premium leaf material for making Small Leaf Type Black Tea. We tried several summer batches of Small Leaf Type Black Tea in our search for a premium representative of this tea type, and this batch of Alishan Jin Xuan from our regular source was our pick of choice. 

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