Taiwan tea field
April 25, 2024

Spring 2024 Update

Eco-Cha is dedicated to bringing you the finest teas from Taiwan. 2024 has already been particularly eventful, with harvests, tastings, and the age-old craft of tea-making. Here’s a glimpse into what we’ve been up to so far this spring.

Early Spring Bi Luo Chun Green Tea  

Bi Luo Chun Green Tea Early Spring 2024


Spring is a magical time for tea lovers, and this year was no exception. We were thrilled to procure the very first day of the Bi Luo Chun Green Tea spring 2024 harvest. This was our first time ever to get our hands on the first day's harvest! This delicate tea boasts a pure character with minimal vegetal notes, a distinctive aroma, and a clean, lasting finish. It’s a tea that truly grows on you.

Traditional vs. Roasted Dong Ding Oolong Tea

We kicked off the month of March by doing a comparison between the traditional and roasted versions of Dong Ding Oolong Tea. Both versions are sourced from the same farm, home factory, and craftsman. If you’re curious about the differences and nuances between the two, our blog post with a tasting video have all the details. With the spring 2024 harvest, we will offer both versions from the very same day of harvest, i.e. the very same leaf material. We've been looking forward to this opportunity for years!

Tasting Winter 2023 Batches of Alishan and Shan Lin Xi High Mountain Oolong Tea

Our exploration of Taiwanese teas continued with a tasting session of the winter 2023 batches of Alishan and Shan Lin Xi High Mountain Oolong Tea. This was not just about savoring the flavors but also learning about how these two regions compare both environmentally and in your cup. For a deeper dive into our tasting experience, check out our blog post with tasting video.

A Visit to Our Dear Friends and Source of Eco-Farmed High Mountain Oolong Tea

Source of Eco-Cha Tea's Eco-Farmed High Mountain Oolong Tea


We spent time at the farmhouse of our dear friends and source of Eco-Farmed High Mountain Oolong Tea. Their organic farm has faced challenges, including the difficulty of finding pickers willing to travel to their remote location. We're encouraging them to explore machine harvesting options and eagerly await to see how this change might impact their spring crop.

Spring Crop of Traditional Dong Ding Oolong Tea

The highlight of our spring adventures-to-date was the harvest and processing of the spring crop of Traditional Dong Ding Oolong Tea. And we were happy to be able to help in the processing of this tea. The final stage began at midnight and lasted until the early hours of the morning. From tumble heating to kneading by hand, to rolling, drying, and resting, it's all an essential part of making traditional Oolong Tea!

Looking Ahead

As we wrap up this month, we're excited to share that we've just procured our share of the spring 2024 crop from another plot of Taiwan's most renowned High Mountain Tea. Don’t miss out on our latest offerings – sign up for our newsletter to get first dibs!


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