Generally not very fond of added flavor to the teas, i discovered the richness of the painter's palette Gardenia tea with surprise and much pleasure. For my taste and point of view it would have displayed still a wider palate's nuances if the oxydation would not have mellowed so much this tea.
it was quite interesting to discover some of Taiwan cultivars comparing them to what usually arrive in Europe, appreciating the differents tastes.
the bigger tea cup chipped two days after, and the tea pot chipped also, still very convenient
Just tried our Alishan High Mountain Oolong for the first time, and I must say, it's very smooth, brothy, buttery, and creamy, but there's not much in the way of aroma or flavor. Mild floral notes on the nose, and mild floral, vegetal, and slightly tannic flavor profile. The flavor is nice and complex, just very mild. Perhaps my expectations were just too high based on reading reviews, or this one is just not to my taste. Fall 2023 lot, tried with the Eco-Cha recommended gongfu brewing ratios and times, which has produced wonderful results for other teas in the past. Holds up well to multiple steepings, just not very strong flavor. If you're looking for a smooth, creamy, buttery, brothy tea with subtle flavor this will provide.
It’s my first time trying Jin Xuan tea. Very nice and smooth. Really like the aroma and the taste. Will definitely become one of my favorite teas.
Shipping was incredibly fast; received in one week, and from overseas, no less. Very impressed with the quality of the tea, the price, and the delivery!
I enjoyed this tea very much. It was refined and yet had some body to it. It had a refreshing taste.
For a Black Tea this is very refined and low acid, making it a great tea for anytime durring the day.
Disclaimer: I'm a long time high mountain oolong snob. The summer 2023 Alishan High Mtn Oolong was fabulous. The year and season are crucial. I noticed less than 5 stars on some of the other years. No way to know until you try. This one is definitely worth your time and money!
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.
Disclaimer: I'm a long time high mountain oolong snob. I found the 2023 Li Shan a bit of a disappointment. Luckily, this was not the only tea in my order. The Shan Lin Xi High Mtn Oolong was lovely.
I thoroughly enjoyed the Taiwan Tea Flight Pack.
It's a wonderful selection to explore the five distinct teas, which really highlights the diversity of Taiwanese tea.
It's not just about taste; it offers great insight into Taiwan's tea culture and cultivation methods. An enriching experience for both my palate and knowledge.
I didn’t expect that the package was actually shipped from Taiwan. I have only tried a few so far, and they are all delicious. The selection offers great variety. The taste and aroma remind me of home. Thank you Eco Cha!
aroma is off the charts, that i can understand. but taste doesn't match up to what i experience on the palate. astringency comes through loud and clear in the finish. i give it 2 stars for its very pleasant aroma.
i have experience drinking teas from high mountain regions and must be honest and say for the price i have had more enjoyable gong fu sessions.
glad i bought this in the intro package. if i am on a tight budget eco cha has the best prices i could findl
this tea has very simple characteristics. i noticed the astringency which was not over-powering. this surprised me in a low priced offering.
recommend if one can't afford higher end dong ding oolongs.
This tea maintains the lightness of Shan Lin Xi, with a nice roasted finish. A perfect combination, giving it a bracing feel with out the heaviness that some roasted teas have.
Glad I started tasting Eco-cha teas with this one. So fresh, greeny, but full-bodied at the same time. Slight astringency at the end just to be remembered. Balanced and refreshing, great light colored bright liquor. Lovely feeling after.
Great tea with a memorable aroma and taste. Perfect tea for breakfast with notes of baked goods. Good for multiple steeps and then make into an iced tea.
I loved it's fresh and herbal aroma. These teas are superlative
One of the best, flavoured tea. I adore it
The tasty leaf of black tea is sweeter and fruiter, this tea is maltier, both are interesting and enjoyable.
A toasted, wood and grass parfumed, super tasty
I loved this tea, crunchy leaves, perfumed and great flavour! Top quality++++
Excellent tea, one of my all time favorites. with a deep smoky flavor.
My first purchases from Eco-Cha were: Eco Farm Heavy Roasted Oolong, LUGU COMPETITION DONG DING, AND ROASTED TSUI YU OOLONG.
I did a side-by-side comparison of the three, steeping 4 grams of each tea in 10 oz of just below boiling water. I let them all cool slightly because I can’t recognize the flavors at too high a temperature. I also tasted each when cooled to room temperature.
Here are my observations:
Lugu Competition Dond Ding:
Subtle woody aroma. Full body, rich, full mouth feel, very bold flavors. Smoothest of the 3. As it cooled, floral oolong notes came out.
Eco Farm Heavy Roasted Oolong:
Very similar in aroma to Competition. Bold woody taste. Mouth feel is narrower, it doesn’t explode like the competition. It’s a little more astringent. When cooled, floral notes weren’t present.
ROASTED TSUI YU OOLONG:
WOODY AROMA WITH DEFINITE Spicy notes. The woody taste is more subtle, balanced out by other flavors like licorice, cardamon, and vanilla. All in all, more nuanced. The only drawback was it was a
I think my order of preference is; ROASTED TSUI YU OOLONG, COMPETITION, AND FINALLY THE ECO FARM. HOWEVER, THEY WERE ALL EXCELLENT. I WOULDN’T HESITATE TO PURCHASE ANY OF THEM AGAIN.