Category Archives: High-Mountain Oolong

Tea Urchin’s Lao Jizi Baozhong [Episode 105]

A blind tasting of a sample kindly provided by Richard. An interesting contrast vs. the Floating Leaves Tea reviewed in episode 103.

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Floating Leaves Tea’s 2014 Winter Shan Li Xi [Episode 104]

Another good one from Floating Leaves. This is Shiuwen’s favorite high mountain tea of the harvest!

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Origin Tea’s Mr. Du’s High-Fired Alishan [Episode 86]

Denny and James review a really well-done high-fired tea from Origin Tea. The tea is unique in that the roast has been done at a lower temperature for a long period of time. In this episode we erroneously refer to … Continue reading

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Announcing Tea of the Month 2015

This is an announcement about the tea of the month series for 2015 as well as an outline of January’s upcoming tea of the month. Similar to the other tea of the months this will be more of a personal … Continue reading

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Shan Li Xi Gui Fei Mei Ren Eco-Cha Taiwanese Oolong [Episode 43]

Episode 42 begins a two-part series on some the Taiwanese Oolongs from Eco-Cha. This episodes focuses on a relatively rare offering, a high-mountain (Shan Li Xi) Gui Fei Mei Ren (Concubine Oolong). This tea is a very interesting intersection between … Continue reading

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Lishan Cui Luan Origin Tea Taiwanese High-Mountain Oolong [Episode 37]

James & Denny finish their 4-episode series on Origin Tea. In episode 37 they drink a slightly more oxidized and roasted oolong than the popular nuclear-green style with Origin Tea’s Lishan Cui Luan. This and the DYL 102K really help … Continue reading

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Da Yu Ling 102K Origin Tea Taiwanese High-Mountain Oolong [Episode 36]

James & Denny continue their 4-episode series on Origin Tea. In episode 36, they move slightly down the mountain from the 104K highway marker to 102K. This is a different tea than Origin Tea’s very green 104K or Fu Shou … Continue reading

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Eco-Cha, Featured Vendor

The vendor profile for Eco-Cha is a part of our Taiwanese Tea Vendor Series, covering a number of Taiwanese-tea specialized vendors that sell to the west. Along with Origin Tea and Taiwan Tea Crafts, Eco-Cha is a newcomer to the … Continue reading

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Da Yu Ling 104K Origin Tea Taiwanese High-Mountain Oolong [Episode 35]

James & Denny continue their 4-episode series on Origin Tea. In episode 35, they review a Da Yu Ling 104K, from one of the highest-elevation farms in all of Taiwan. This is an extremely premium offering and like the Fu … Continue reading

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Fu Shou Shan Origin Tea Taiwanese High-Mountain Oolong [Episode 34]

James & Denny begin a 4-episode series on Origin Tea. In episode 34, they review a Fu Shou Shan oolong, a special government tea plantation perched at one of the peaks on Lishan mountain. This tea is minimally processed in … Continue reading

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