Daan Natural Farming "Cobalt Crystal" Oolong Tea - Spring 2021
Daan Natural Farming "Cobalt Crystal" Oolong Tea - Spring 2021 Daan Natural Farming "Cobalt Crystal" Oolong Tea - Spring 2021 Daan Natural Farming "Cobalt Crystal" Oolong Tea - Spring 2021 Daan Natural Farming "Cobalt Crystal" Oolong Tea - Spring 2021
$ 13.50

After a long time of absence, we finally got a tea that can be commercially considered as a "Shanlinxi" tea. Daan is a mountain area locates next to Shanlinxi which is 5 minutes drive away. If anyone still remembers our very popular "Turquoise Dew", this tea came right from Daan region.  

 

We have been trying to find the material that can fit our evaluation, but the entire Shanlinxi region has been disappointing. Luckily, we met Mr. Luo, a renown farmer from Zhushan township,  who has been working on tea with his whole life. His passion for tea eventually got him this wonderful plantation at Daan, and this was an incredible surprise to us because it has been a while since we met any land that has such a powerful feeling besides those we are currently collaborating with. 

 

Thanks to its land, this land has a strong mineral feeling almost like a fresh waterfall. It leave a crisp feeling in your mouth cup after cup. This tea not only reminded us "Turquoise Dew," but also another beloved tea "Crystal". We hope our newly discovered "Cobalt Crystal" will deliver you a whole new experience of Qing Xing Oolong.

 

 

Harvest:  Spring 2021 / 春 貳零貳壹

Varietal:  Qing Xin Oolong / 青心烏龍

Elevation:  1150 M / 壹仟壹佰伍拾 公尺

Region: Daan / 大鞍

Fermentation Level:  30% / 分之 卅

Roast Level:  1 / 壹 分

 

 

 Savoring......

 

For those gullible gaoshan junkies (myself included) who yearn to float in Taiwan’s mountains, at least liquid-ially. This is also for those lovers of tea who are open to evolving beyond beautiful stories, or flavors designed by fertilizers (of which the modern market is flooded). Naturally farmed teas are much more my focus these days, as there are deeper elements of land preservation and “taste”. Teas like this lead our being to respond adaptively and contentedly instead of thirstily.  There is a bit of a “natural” exhaustion I’ve emerged from around chasing teas based on potency and hyper-uniqueness, missing the richness and nourishment of the more humble and indeed more flavorful.  This tea is like a beautiful blooming gem on the palate.  Letting the mind to soar and the body to chill, steep after steep among clouds and good cheer.  Can’t recommend this tea enough haha, it fits perfectly in the missing space for an exquisite high mountain oolong style tea but naturally farmed and artisan processed.

 

 We finally have a tea from this area, and not just a tea, but "the" tea we have been looking for. This land was quite magical to an old dog. The moment we arrived at this secretive land an old dog's body immediately felt he was "recharging" and would like to stay their for his whole life. Having Qing Xin Oolong growing at such a magical place is a bless to every tea lover. Like teas from our Nanshan, Yakou, and Tianhu, this tea "Cobalt Crystal" not only presents a Qing Xin Oolong character properly, but most importantly reflects the wonder of its land thoroughly.