This is my favorite tea here. It's an oolong on the green side of the spectrum. It has the fresh, pure taste of a green tea but with no bitterness at all. It has a silky smooth, almost creamy mouthfeel which you can get a sense of just from pouring it. Every sip is delicious, and makes you want more. It's also just as tasty hot, cold, or iced. Tea perfection!
Disclaimer: I'm a long time high mountain oolong snob. The Shan Lin Xi High Mtn Oolong was lovely. Full bodied taste, with honey butter notes, lasts many steepings.
I'm highly critical of people describing teas as tasting like things such as pastries, but this winter Shan Lin Xi walks the walk. I think someone else described it in an earlier review as feeling like "the Rolls Royce of tea" and I'm inclined to agree. The flavor reminds me of a flaky pastry with almond paste. It's super luxurious and feels like a real treat. It's absolutely delicious and has a pleasant, relatively long-lasting aftertaste.
The tea is totally great, one of my favorites, 5 stars.
The only flaw was the little stone I found in it.
Slipped through the quality control I guess ^-^
This is the latest batch and continuously draws favourable comments from tea friends.
It’s smooth and fragrant combining excellent brewing every time.
It is a beautiful tea which is wonderfully fragrant with a lovely satisfying after taste and leaves you wanting more.
It is one of my all time favourites and will be on my shopping list once the next crop is in stock.