Eco-Cha Tea Club
Shan Lin Xi High Mountain Oolong Tea | Eco-Cha Tea Club
January 21, 2023
Batch 86 of the Eco-Cha Tea Club is a Shan Lin Xi High Mountain Oolong Tea. But this tea garden in the highest elevations of the Shan Lin Xi tea growing region is an anomaly that dates back to the Japanese occupation of Taiwan (1895-1945). During this time the Japanese cut down original growth forests in any accessible regions, including this area. This family's ancestor was employed by the Japanese to reforest the area with bamboo and pine trees. In the process, they were given land rights in this region, which allowed them to plant a small plot of tea in an area that is now within a forest park. This is the only tea garden on this mountainside.