Shan Lin Xi High Mountain Oolong Tea Tasting Notes | Eco-Cha Tea Club
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by Eric Mah
5d ago
Batch 86 of the Eco-Cha Tea Club is a Shan Lin Xi High Mountain Oolong Tea that stands apart in both its quality and the pristine environment in which it grows. Read about the farm and its caretakers in our sourcing post, and watch the video below for visuals of its environs. Now, let's get on with our discussion on these leaves how they brew!  This batch of tea is a combination of August and October 2022 harvests. This plot of tea produces only three flushes a year, given that it is at 1900m elevation and is sustainably managed. They only prune the trees at the beginning of spring and ..read more
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Shan Lin Xi High Mountain Oolong Tea | Eco-Cha Tea Club
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by Andy Kincart
6d ago
  Batch 86 of the Eco-Cha Tea Club is a Shan Lin Xi High Mountain Oolong Tea. But this tea garden in the highest elevations of the Shan Lin Xi tea growing region is an anomaly that dates back to the Japanese occupation of Taiwan (1895-1945). During this time the Japanese cut down original growth forests in any accessible regions, including this area. This family's ancestor was employed by the Japanese to reforest the area with bamboo and pine trees. In the process, they were given land rights in this region, which allowed them to plant a small plot of tea in an area that is now within a f ..read more
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Top 10 Most Popular Taiwanese Teas in 2022
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by Eric Mah
6d ago
In 2022, our most popular teas represented a diverse selection that showcase the range of flavors and aromas available within the world of Taiwanese Tea. From heavy roast oolongs to a light green tea, there is something for every tea lover in this list. Read on to see what were our top 10 most popular teas for 2022!   10. Traditional Dong Ding Oolong Tea Starting off at number 10, we have Traditional Dong Ding Oolong. This is the pre-commercialized version of the now famous roasted version Dong Ding Oolong. It offers fruit pastry notes, finishing with tangy sweet, fully ri ..read more
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Li Shan High Mountain Oolong Winter 2022 | Eco-Cha Teas
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by Andy Kincart
3w ago
The photo above shows all three Li Shan High Mountain Oolong harvests of 2022. Our spring batch is on the left, late summer in the middle, and winter on the right. It was an educational as much as an enjoyable experience to brew each of our Li Shan 2022 batches side by side. Tasting each one brought to mind the growing seasons and harvest conditions of each, and simultaneously brewing them distinguished their differences. Spring harvest provided the most balanced and full-flavored profile. This is no big surprise, as spring classically is the most popular crop of the year. Summer harvest was ..read more
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Mr. Lin's Eco-Farmed Oolong Tea Tasting Notes | Eco-Cha Tea Club
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by Andy Kincart
1M ago
Batch 85 kicks off our eighth year running of the Eco-Cha Tea Club, and we are celebrating with Mr. Lin's seventh winter harvest from his certified organic tea farm. You can learn all about our connection to this tea farmer and his work in our sourcing blogpost. We met Mr. Lin the same year he applied for organic certification of his newly planted tea farm. We followed him through this certification process, and procured the entire winter crop from his inaugural harvest. Seven years later, we are now sharing his tea again — winter harvest 2022. We coined the term "Eco-Farmed" to designat ..read more
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Mr. Lin’s Eco-Farmed Oolong Tea | Eco-Cha Tea Club
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by Andy Kincart
1M ago
Batch 85 of the Eco-Cha Tea Club is the 7th anniversary commemoration of Eco-Cha's cooperation with Mr. and Mrs. Lin. Seven years ago as of this winter's harvest, Mr. and Mrs. Lin produced their very first crop of certified organic tea from their newly established farm. In support of their endeavor, we ran a crowd funding campaign to procure the entire inaugural harvest. After reaching our initial goal, we ran a booster campaign to raise funds for the renovation of the cabin on their remote homesteaded farmland where Mr. Lin was born and raised. That was seven years ago. Now, after years of c ..read more
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Bi Luo Chun and Baozhong Winter 2022 | Eco-Cha Teas
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by Andy Kincart
1M ago
We procured our winter 2022 batches of Sanxia Bi Luo Chun and Wenshan Baozhong Teas at about the same time. Since these teas are produced in close geographical proximity, and share a deep cultural history, we decided to brew them simultaneously to offer a perspective on how they compare and contrast with each other. Sanxia Bi Luo Chun is a Green Tea that became famous in China centuries ago. It was imported to Taiwan 1800's, and experienced a revival in the 1970's in response to the developing economy, and government subsidization. The processing methods were modified here in Taiwan in recent ..read more
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Red Jade #18 Black Tea Tasting Notes | Eco-Cha Tea Club
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by Andy Kincart
2M ago
The dried leaves above exhibit the premium batch of Red Jade #18 Black Tea being offered as batch 84 of the Eco-Cha Tea Club. This crop was picked in early July, while it was still immature and tender. Summer crops are the best leaf material for optimal results in a full flavored composition for Black Tea specifically. Stronger sunlight and hotter weather produce higher concentrations of catechins in the leaves, resulting in a fuller aromatic and flavor profile. Full oxidation of these compounds is necessary to achieve a balanced composition that is not overly astringent. Red Jade   ..read more
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Red Jade #18 Black Tea | Eco-Cha Tea Club
Eco-Cha Teas Blog
by Andy Kincart
2M ago
Batch 84 of the Eco-Cha Tea Club is a Red Jade #18 Black Tea from the historical Sun Moon Lake tea growing region of Taiwan. This cultivar, given the name Red Jade (紅玉) is registered as hybrid #18 by Taiwan's Tea Research and Extension Station. You can learn all about its background in our recent blogpost, but this Black Tea hybrid strain is unique to Taiwan, and was "born" in the 20th century. It has become quite popular over the last 20 years since it was first commercially introduced in the early 2000's. Our friend and source of Lugu Competition Dong Ding Oolong had procured this batch of ..read more
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Limited Edition Tea Series | Eco-Cha Teas
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by Nick Fothergill
3M ago
We proudly announce our Limited Edition series of Eco-Cha Teas! This exclusive selection is comprised of teas that are both top quality and limited in supply. We encourage you to read up about each of these teas on their individual product pages. Some are teas that we've offered previously and some are new additions to our in-store menu. All of them represent Taiwan's tea culture and world class professionalism. We chose the image above to introduce this line of teas because it depicts tea leaves that embody the Taiwan Oolong tea making tradition. Four out of the six selections in our limited ..read more
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