01.10.2018 Da Yu Lin

Da Yu Lin Garden Direct High Mountain Oolong

$35.00
makes 30 cups
100g

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Description

NEW! Harvest Season: December 2018
Elevation: 2,200m
Cultivar: Qingxin

In Taiwan, tea grown in gardens situated above 1,000m in elevation are designated as Gao Shan Cha, or "High Mountain Tea." At over 2,200 meters, the region of Da Yu Lin is the highest in elevation in all of Taiwan. The tea farming area in Da Yu Lin is decreasing each year, making this tea exceedingly rare. Oolong tea connoisseurs treasure the unique floral aromatics that are distinctive in Da Yu Lin teas. This selection from the winter harvest offers a bright and floral pale yellow infusion with aromas of sweet freesia blossoms, fresh cut evergreen, and hints of pomelo and longyan. Gao Shan Cha is produced in two harvest seasons. The winter harvest is celebrated for having a delicate body with unique aromatic performance emphasizing essential oils. The spring harvest delivers a more balanced body with hydrosol-based aromas. In either season, we select just one or two spectacular micro-lots that demonstrate the most vibrant aromatic complexity for traditional enjoyment.


Origin

Da Yu Lin, Taiwan

Tasting Notes

Bright and floral pale yellow infusion with aromas of sweet freesia blossoms, fresh cut evergreen, and hints of pomelo.

Ingredients

Oolong tea

Traditional Preparation

Fill Gaiwan or clay teapot 20% with tealeaves
Water Temperature: 195°F
Steep Time: 1 minute
2nd infusion: 30 seconds
3rd infusion: 1 minute
4+ add 15 seconds per infusion

Gaiwan Brewing from Rishi Tea on YouTube.



We encourage you to experiment with the quantity of tea leaves and the length of the steep time to find your desired brew strength. Varying the water temperature isn't recommended, as water that is too hot will over-extract the bitter components of tea, while water that is too cool might not fully draw out the aromas and flavors of tea.

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Not What You Expect
Mar 30, 2014
For those familiar with Da You Ling Oolongs this will be unexpected and not welcomed. there is neither...
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Owner Response: Dear Ron: We are so sorry that you did not enjoy this tea! Thank you for your tasting notes. We were definitely drawn to this tea for its fresh verdant green character, with its smooth umami taste and savory tasting notes that we've never seen in a high mountain oolong before. In general, we look for very tender and true green color leaf in our Da Yu Ling origin gao shan cha. The very high elevation typically limits oxidation development on Da Yu Ling, so we pick Da Yu Ling teas that are more green. We go to Shan Lin Xi and Li Shan appellations for the more aromatic style gao shan cha, with fruity and floral complexity. Again, we're sorry you were bummed out by this one. Please feel free to contact us at customerservice@rishi-tea.com to take us up on our quality promise. All the best, Rishi Customer Service
Ron Langs
Allendale, AL
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Unique
Feb 20, 2014
When I bought this tea I was expecting something like the Jade/Four Seasons oolong, with medium body,...
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Houston, AL
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Unique
Feb 20, 2014
When I bought this tea I was expecting something like the Jade/Four Seasons oolong, with medium body,...
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Houston, AL
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Not What You Expect
Mar 30, 2014
For those familiar with Da You Ling Oolongs this will be unexpected and not welcomed. there is neither...
read more
Owner Response: Dear Ron: We are so sorry that you did not enjoy this tea! Thank you for your tasting notes. We were definitely drawn to this tea for its fresh verdant green character, with its smooth umami taste and savory tasting notes that we've never seen in a high mountain oolong before. In general, we look for very tender and true green color leaf in our Da Yu Ling origin gao shan cha. The very high elevation typically limits oxidation development on Da Yu Ling, so we pick Da Yu Ling teas that are more green. We go to Shan Lin Xi and Li Shan appellations for the more aromatic style gao shan cha, with fruity and floral complexity. Again, we're sorry you were bummed out by this one. Please feel free to contact us at customerservice@rishi-tea.com to take us up on our quality promise. All the best, Rishi Customer Service
Ron Langs
Allendale, AL
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Not What You Expect
Mar 30, 2014
For those familiar with Da You Ling Oolongs this will be unexpected and not welcomed. there is neither...
read more
Owner Response: Dear Ron: We are so sorry that you did not enjoy this tea! Thank you for your tasting notes. We were definitely drawn to this tea for its fresh verdant green character, with its smooth umami taste and savory tasting notes that we've never seen in a high mountain oolong before. In general, we look for very tender and true green color leaf in our Da Yu Ling origin gao shan cha. The very high elevation typically limits oxidation development on Da Yu Ling, so we pick Da Yu Ling teas that are more green. We go to Shan Lin Xi and Li Shan appellations for the more aromatic style gao shan cha, with fruity and floral complexity. Again, we're sorry you were bummed out by this one. Please feel free to contact us at customerservice@rishi-tea.com to take us up on our quality promise. All the best, Rishi Customer Service
Ron Langs
Allendale, AL
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Unique
Feb 20, 2014
When I bought this tea I was expecting something like the Jade/Four Seasons oolong, with medium body,...
read more
D
Houston, AL
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