Eco-Cha Tea Club
Red Jade #18 Black Tea | Eco-Cha Tea Club
November 15, 2022
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.
Roasted Shan Lin Xi High Mountain Oolong Tasting Notes | Eco-Cha Tea Club
June 14, 2022
Batch 79 of the Eco-Cha Tea Club is a Roasted Shan Lin Xi High Mountain Oolong Tea. As explained in the sourcing post, this batch is the roasted version of Eco-Cha's winter 2021 stock of Shan Lin Xi High Mountain Oolong. We were inspired to dedicate our reserve stock of Shan Lin Xi winter tea to the the Tea Club, upon learning that our friend achieved Top Category Award in the world's largest and most prestigious Oolong Tea competition! So we asked him to roast our stock just how he roasted his competition tea — which increased its value about 5 times of the original unroasted version!
Roasted Shan Lin Xi High Mountain Oolong | Eco-Cha Tea Club
June 12, 2022
Traditional Dong Ding Oolong Tasting Notes | Eco-Cha Tea Club
May 17, 2022
Lugu Competition Dong Ding Oolong Tea Tasting Notes | Eco-Cha Tea Club
November 18, 2021
Lugu Competition Dong Ding Oolong Tea | Eco-Cha Tea Club
November 17, 2021
Organic Competition Grade Oolong Tea | Eco-Cha Tea Club
August 14, 2021
Batch 69 of the Eco-Cha Tea Club was originally meant to be entered into Taiwan's National Organic Tea Competition. This competition was just established last year, in an effort to support organic tea farmers, and create more of a market presence for organic tea among Taiwanese tea lovers. This year's competition was cancelled due to COVID related restrictions, hence we were able to procure this batch of Organic Competition Grade Oolong Tea! Oh, and last year this husband and wife team received a Silver Medal Award (second place category) in this same competition!
Competition Grade Tie Guan Yin Oolong Tasting Notes | Eco-Cha Tea Club
July 13, 2021
Competition Grade Tie Guan Yin Oolong| Eco-Cha Tea Club
July 13, 2021
Light Roast High Mountain Oolong Tea Tasting Notes | Eco-Cha Tea Club
April 13, 2021 2 Comments
Batch 65 of the Eco-Cha Tea Club was initially sourced by our friend for entry into the largest Oolong Tea Competition in the world. The standard of this competition is a medium/heavy roast, so it requires a significant level of oxidation in processing the tea leaves for optimal results. This is where this batch of tea varies most significantly from the market standard of Taiwan's High Mountain Tea. High Mountain Tea is minimally oxidized and unroasted — offering a fresh green character with a floral bouquet. This batch was not only more oxidized, but also delicately roasted to offer a more balanced, sweeter character with fruity and pastry components to compliment the floral notes.
Light Roast High Mountain Oolong Tea | Eco-Cha Tea Club
April 12, 2021
Competition Grade Wenshan Baozhong Tea Tasting Notes | Eco-Cha Tea Club
February 12, 2021
Batch 63 of the Eco-Cha Tea Club was harvested in November 2020, processed, and then sorted to remove stem material and any discolored leaves in preparation for the winter 2020 competition and the New Taipei City Farmers's Association.
The distinctive quality of Baozhong Tea is that the leaves are shuffled well to induce uniform oxidation, but they are only minimally rolled. This keeps their physical composition in tact. The leaves are not damaged by pressure rolling. This locks in a fresh, green quality that put Baozhong Tea in a category of its own.