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01.10.2018 Da Yu Lin

Da Yu Lin Garden Direct High Mountain Oolong Tea

$30.00
makes 30 cups
100g

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Description

Elevation: 2,200 – 2,400m
Cultivar: Qingxin
Harvest Season: November 2017

This High Mountain Oolong (Gao Shan Cha) from Da Yu Lin in north-central Taiwan is a rare gem amongst our winter selections. Da Yu Lin is one of the highest elevation growing regions in all of Taiwan. Its tea gardens are situated at well over 2,000 meters in elevation, and are constantly enshrouded in clouds with cool temperatures and abundant moisture. Dense cloud cover reduces the intensity of the sun's rays, encouraging the tea bushes to produce more amino acids in their struggle to photosynthesize. This growing condition also reduces the development of catechins, the tannins in tea responsible for astringency. Once infused, these low-catechin tea leaves showcase the classic verdant green color of Da Yu Lin tea leaves resulting from its special high mountain growing environment. They are smooth and very tender to the touch and create the most amazing lime green infusion.


Origin

Da Yu Lin, Taiwan

Tasting Notes

Brew this tea with short infusion times to reveal its remarkably deep umami flavor reminiscent of a Japanese sencha and high aromas of yuzu, candied fennel, and even green bell pepper. Persistent tropical aromas of purple passion fruit balanced with lively, resonant umami.

Ingredients

Oolong tea

Traditional Brewing

Brewing Guidelines:
Water Temperature: 190°F
Leaf to Water Ratio: Fill 20% of a gaiwan with tea
Steep Times: 1st infusion 1 minute, 2nd infusion 30 seconds, 3rd infusion 1 minute, subsequent infusions add about 15 sec per infusion

Gaiwan Brewing from Rishi Tea on YouTube.



For the best infusions, we recommend brewing this tea in a Gaiwan.

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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D
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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