Shan Hong Lin Shi Cha is produced from hand-picked tea leaves of Chin Shin tea cultivar, a cultivar that usually is used for high altitude oolong teas in Taiwan.
The tea bushes are grown at an elevation of about 1800 meters in Shan Lin Shi, Nantou in a relatively new cultivation area. The high altitude and the foggy mountains, makes the tea bushes to slowly develop a clear and complex flavor. The tea smells of honey and dried fruit and has a mild fruity flavor.
Shan Lin Shi, Nantou, Taiwan
The taste is fruity with a cinnamon hint.
Whole dark leaves, rolled.
- use about 6 grams of tea. Pour in 100 °C water and let it steep for 3 minutes.
- use about 3 grams of tea. Pour in 100 °C water and let it steep for 3 minutes.
Second steeping 4 minutes.
Third steeping 6 minutes. Make sure the water temperature does not drop, the flavor develops with the heat.
The tea is suited for a lot of steepings on same leaves.