Lalashan High Mountain Oolong Tea | Eco-Cha Tea Club
June 19, 2024

Lalashan High Mountain Oolong Tea | Eco-Cha Tea Club


Batch 103 of the Eco-Cha Tea Club is a Lalashan High Mountain Oolong Tea — spring 2024 harvest. Lalashan is Taiwan's northernmost high mountain tea growing region, located in the Fuxing District of the greater Taoyuan area. It is a remote mountainous region mostly populated by indigenous Taiwanese. Bamboo, fruit and tea farms are scattered throughout these mountains, with a few tourist attractions along the way.

Lalashan High Mountain Oolong Tea Farm 2024


Batch 76 of the Eco-Cha Tea Club was also sourced from this farm, and we offered the winter 2021 harvest as a light roast high mountain tea. We were impressed by the quiet, yet solid mannerism of this third generation tea farmer on our first meeting in 2022. We are happy to reconnect this year and offer a fresh spring batch of tea from an area that stands apart, geographically speaking. It is this geographical distinction which brought our attention to Lalashan this spring. Given that is in northern Taiwan, it received much more rainfall during the spring growing season than the larger high mountain tea producing regions to the south— which didn't get any rain early on. So, in short, Lalashan was blessed with much more conducive growing conditions during the spring growing season, and we feel that this is evident in the spring produce from this source. Check our tasting notes blogpost and video for a detailed description of this tea.

Lalashan High Mountain Tea Farm


As we get to know each other, we are learning that this tea producer is well established, and blessed with some prime real estate for his tea farms. We can see from these photos alone that the landscape is exceptionally flat for a high mountain tea farm, and is surrounded by forest. This is one significant reason why our neighbor's father determined it worthwhile to lease a farm that is a five hour commute from their home, and the son and daughter-in-law dutifully carry on in their father's footsteps.


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