Da Yu Ling High Mountain Oolong Tasting Notes | Eco-Cha Tea Club

September 08, 2018 0 Comments

Da Yu Ling High Mountain Oolong brewed tea leaves

This month's  batch of Da Yu Ling High Mountain Oolong tea being shared with the Eco-Cha Tea Club is sufficiently oxidized and unroasted. This style of processing transforms the fresh, green character into a more balanced, sweeter, full bodied brew while maintaining the delicate floral and vegetal aromatic notes.

Gong fu tea brewing set with using two pitchers

The brewing arrangement shown above includes a spouted gaiwan brewing pot and two pitchers. This allows each brew to be poured into an empty pitcher to be tasted on its own. Then, the remainder of each can be poured into a second pitcher to be enjoyed later, after each successive brew has been experienced.

Da Yu LIng High Mountain Tea leaves brewed in a gaiwan

We used 9g of tea leaves in a 150ml porcelain gaiwan, and brewed it for about 1 minute per brew, extending the brewing time slightly each time. Using this method, these leaves can be brewed at least six times, or more.

The aroma of the brewed leaves is a deep, foresty green combined with subtle sweet pastry and floral notes. The brew is smooth on the palate, balanced, with creamy vegetal and delicate flowery notes, and a vibrant, lingering finish.

Da Yu Ling High Mountain Oolong brewed tea in a white porcelain tea cup

In addition to the broader spectrum of fresh vibrant notes that the highest elevation teas offer, there is a substantial consistency and smoothness of texture that these thicker heartier leaves  produce. The main reason for this is the greater daily temperature changes between night and day, which results in higher concentrations of particular compounds in the leaves that produce these flavor characteristics.

Da Yu Ling High Mountain Tea leaves - dried and rolled

We look forward to hearing about our Tea Club members' experiences of this batch of tea that we are proud to be able to share in both a sustainable and an exclusive way.

LET US KNOW!

We really want to know what you think! Leave your impressions or questions in the comment section below!

SUBSCRIBE!

If you enjoyed this post and would like to hear more about the specialty tea industry here in Taiwan, follow us on YouTubeFacebook, and Instagram and please subscribe to our newsletter. Subscribe now and get $5 off your first order!






Also in News

Taiwan Celebrates International Tea Day | Eco-Cha Teas
Taiwan Celebrates International Tea Day | Eco-Cha Teas

May 21, 2022 0 Comments

On the occasion of International Tea Day, Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs posted a video on their Youtube channel about Taiwanese tea culture in which we participated. Eco-Cha was asked to share a day in the life of our world of tea. So the first introduction was to our tea family and mentors Tony and Lisa Lin. We just sat in the backyard and had tea, like we usually do, and talked with the film makers about the local industry and culture.

View full article →

Taiwan tea hybrid cultivars - Jin Xuan Oolong, Four Seasons Spring Oolong, Tsui Yu Oolong Tea
Taiwan Tea Hybrid Cultivars Spring 2022 | Eco-Cha Teas

May 19, 2022 0 Comments

Our spring 2022 batches of our Taiwan tea hybrid cultivars are now in store! All three of these teas are "Made in Taiwan", and have become popular tea types since they were introduced about 40 years ago. Jin Xuan Oolong is the most well known and most popular among tea lovers around the world.

View full article →

Traditional Dong Ding Oolong Tasting Notes | Eco-Cha Tea Club
Traditional Dong Ding Oolong Tasting Notes | Eco-Cha Tea Club

May 17, 2022 0 Comments

Batch 78 of the Eco-Cha Tea Club is a Traditional Dong Ding Oolong Tea harvested in April 2022. What makes this tea type different from our standard offering of Ding Ding Oolong is that the traditional version is significantly more oxidized and left unroasted. This is how it was made by the local artisans prior to its commercial promotion that began some 40 years ago. 

View full article →