Shanlinxi Hand Plucked Sun-Link-Sea (Shan Lin Shee) Oolong Tea Loose Leaf
Item: Shanlinxi Taiwan Sun-Link-Sea (Shan Lin Shee) High Mountain Oolong (Wu Long) Tea
Pack size: 2 x 150g +/- 5% (2 x 5.3 oz5.3 oz) loose leaves in 2 vacuum-sealed foil bags
Cultivar: Qingxing Oolong
Located between Xitou and Ali Mountain in central Taiwan - Nantou County, Shanlinxi (Sun-Link-Sea) is famous for its amazing "sun links sea" scenery. Situated at an altitude of approximately 1200 meters, Sun-Link-Sea has an average temperature of 20 degrees Celsius all year long. Shanlinxi (Sun-Link-Sea) tea mountains, the terrain is not as high as other high-mountains though, with their distinctive geographic environment, gestate another different fragrance and taste which is another characteristic fine tea of Taiwan high-mountain tea.
The water used to steep this tea is about 85-90 degrees Celsius depending on an individual's preference. Use the ratio of 1g to 50cc (or 1g to 25cc), the first infusion time of about 6 (or 3) minutes is recommended with more or less time depending on the desired concentration. As a rough guide, the higher the temperature of the water or the greater the number of leaves used, the shorter the steeping time should be. The tea leaves should uncurl for full flavor.
For the ultimate enjoyment, a traditional Chinese Yixing teapot is recommended for loose oolong tea. The teapot should be half filled with leaves and initially steeped for 15 seconds (depending on an individual's preference) with the steeping time increased by an additional 5 seconds for each successive steeping. The leaves may be steeped multiple times.