May 2019
#42 - Charcoal Roasted High Altitude Oolong Tea

Batch #42 of the Eco-Cha Tea Club is from the fall 2018 harvest of a plot of tea in Cuifeng in Ren Ai Township, northern Nantou County, at about 2000m elevation.

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Eco-Cha Tea Club: Charcoal Roasted High Altitude Oolong Tea

This month's batch of tea being shared with the Eco-Cha Tea Club is from the fall harvest of a tea farm above 2000m elevation, on the Hehuan Mountain range. The place name Cui Feng is renowned for its High Mountain Oolong Tea, which is normally processed as a lightly oxidized unroasted tea.
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Eco-Cha Tea Club: Charcoal Roasted High Altitude Oolong Tea Tasting Notes

Tea grown at high altitude is known for its substantial composition and smooth texture, particularly when the leaves have been sufficiently oxidized. This batch of tea offers that creamy texture and subtle complexity of flavor as a base, with a pronounced charcoal roasted component at the forefront. The charcoal roast is prominent in the first few brews, and the underlying complexity of the tea flavor comes through more and more with each brew.
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