Eco-Cha Tea Club
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
Roasted High Mountain Black Tea | Eco-Cha Tea Club
June 16, 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
Dong Pian Oolong Tea Tasting Notes | Eco-Cha Tea Club
March 13, 2021 4 Comments
The combination of the cultivar, the late winter growing season, and the processing methods has resulted in a mild character of tea with subtle savory, sweet, and floral notes. It has a substantial mouth feel, and a clean, dry finish that has notes of winter vegetables, such as parsnips and Delicata squash. It's got a soft, balanced, yet substantial flavor profile that can be described as humble. It's not a particularly fragrant or bold character of tea. It simply has substance, along with the essentials of qualifying as a traditionally made Oolong from Lugu, Taiwan.
Dong Pian Oolong Tea | Eco-Cha Tea Club
March 11, 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.
Competition Grade Wuyi Oolong | Eco-Cha Tea Club
January 09, 2021
Heavy Roast Wuyi Oolong Tea Tasting Notes | Eco-Cha Tea Club
December 13, 2020
Heavy Roast Wuyi Oolong Tea | Eco-Cha Tea Club
December 13, 2020 2 Comments