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The Question Mark Chaxi

For this week's tea class, Ms. Zhang came up with this Chaxi for a high mountain Oolong from Qilai. Since she doesn't have a dedicated Chabu, she thought of using her grey 'meditation blanket' and a purple fabric on top. The material and color of these 2 fabrics is very suitable for a cold winter day. Show More Summary

Tea photography clues to select an online tea seller

Spring 2017 High Mountain Oolong from Bi Lu Xi Obviously, tea photography is very important for online tea selling, since customers can only see the products on their screen. Good pictures of the dry leaves, of the brew and of the open...Show More Summary

Spring 2017 Alishan Jinxuan Oolong

This April 16th, 2017 Jinxuan Oolong from Alishan is the most most affordable high mountain Oolong in my selection this year. While it's an excellent gift choice for Oolong beginners, it's also a nice everyday fresh tea for experienced drinkers.I still tend to eat and drink great food or tea on special occasions only. Show More Summary

The right color of a brew of fresh high mountain Oolong

2016 spring Da Yu Ling brewed in spring 2017 Top Shan Lin Xi Oolong, spring 2017 Now that summer is approaching and that high mountain Oolongs are available, it's the best moment to enjoy these fresh, sweet and powerful teas! Let me give you some advice on how to brew these Oolongs well. Show More Summary

A Conversation with Totem Tea

last yearFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

Taiwan is home to some of my favorite styles of tea.  From the buttery floral high mountain oolongs, to the honey flavored bug bitten teas, to the minty black teas, I can never get bored with tea from Taiwan.  I recently found a new company out of Portland called Totem … Continue reading ? The post A Conversation with Totem Tea appeared first on T Ching.

Exploring the taste of Lishan

Lishan tea plantations This spring, I selected several high mountain Oolongs from very close mountains: Tsui Feng, Tsui Luan, LiShan and FuShouShan. Usually, they'd be all be lumped as Lishan (or FuShou Shan). This horizontal tasting...Show More Summary

Harpsichord: Tsui Luan high mountain Oolong

A harpsichord produces very brief, high pitched sounds that resonate for some time. The music appears particularly playful when it's executed with skill at a rather high speed. After drinking one of my favorite high mountain Oolong from...Show More Summary

Vacation in Alishan

Oolong plantation around Taihe, Alishan Most western Oolong drinkers probably know Alishan as the origin of some of Taiwan's best High mountain Oolongs. But the fame of Alishan as one of Taiwan's major tourist destination isn't primarily related to tea. Show More Summary

The Spring 2016 Oolong Harvests

Summary: The spring 2016 High Mountain Oolongs, the lightly oxidized Oolongs, the Baozhongs and the Hung Shui Oolongs are now all available! The quality of this spring season is very good. While snow is quite common in the high mountains of Taiwan, this year it snowed even in Taipei and in the Wenshan area in late January. Show More Summary

Taiwan Is Destroying Its High Mountain Oolong Tea Farms

High mountain oolong tea is one of Taiwan’s most beloved products, yet the government is destroying tea farms at high elevation in the name of environmentalism.

Glorious high mountain Oolong

A trip to the very high mountains of Taiwan (over 2000 meters) feels like a glorious adventure. The air is rare and feels crisp, pure and blue. The vegetation that manages to grow there is powerful and luscious green. The views are breathtaking. Show More Summary

22nd day of Advent, spring mountains

Today's weather was so hot in Taipei, it didn't feel like spring, it was summer! So, instead of using a high oxidation and/or roasted Oolong, I adapted today's 22nd Advent tea to the sunshine: I chose my high mountain Oolong from Tsui...Show More Summary

Advent Day 8, Red Extreme Delight

Red tea is a great choice for cold and grey mornings. So, today, I had my other red tea from Mojiang in Yunnan. It's made with high mountain Qingxin Oolong leaves and buds from spring 2012. I'm keeping it in a big qinghua porcelain jar. Show More Summary

The grace of Fall High mountain Oolong

Cultivar: Qingxin OolongHarvested by hand on September 5th, 2015Origin:Qilai mountainElevation: 2000 metersThe summer and fall seasons usually produces lower quality fresh Oolong, because the weather is too hot. The leaves grow too quickly, which means few buds, and less fine aromas. Show More Summary

Adapt your brewing to the tea

High Mountain Oolong One of the great challenges of tea brewing is to obtain a cup that reflects the character of the leaves. Each tea necessitates this fine tuning of amount of leaves, which vessel, how to pour the boiling water, how long it should brew... Show More Summary

High mountain Oolong from Changshu Hu, Alishan

Alishan is one of Taiwan's top tourist attraction. When Japan occupied the island from 1895 to 1945, the Japanese developed this area mainly to log the huge cypress trees that are growing here. They also built a railway to better access the forest and transport the huge logs. Show More Summary

Dream job: Watching tea grow

It has been a busy week of driving and exploring Taiwan's high mountain tea plantations. I'm bringing back lots of pictures, news and tea that I'll share in the coming weeks. (A Jinxuan Oolong is already available, but we need more patience for Qingxin Oolongs). Show More Summary

Organic High Mountain Oolong from Eco-Cha

3 years agoFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

When I first began my tea journey eight years ago, I started with oolong. My tea mentor and advisor told me, "You could try a different oolong every Monday for the rest of your life and you would still have several hundred to go." I was filled with regret that I wasted so many years on coffee. Show More Summary

High Mountain Shan Lin Xi Oolong giveaway

Thanks to your incredible response, the free Dong Pian Oolongs have all been shipped out today! So, as we start approaching Thanksgiving, I wish to continue to show you my appreciation for your support with another giveaway! This time, have selected my Spring 2013 Qingxin Oolong from Shan Lin Xi (Yang Keng, 1200 m). Show More Summary

Winter 2014 Alishan Tie Guan Yin

Cultivar: Tie Guan YinOrigin: Zhangshu Hu, Alishan, TaiwanElevation: 1700 meters Harvested by hand on October 3rd, 2014.Processed like a high mountain Oolong, without roast. Taiwanese tea farmers continue to surprise us with their innovations. Show More Summary

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