June 2019
#43 - Traditional Lugu Oolong Tea

Batch #43 of the Eco-Cha Tea Club is from a farm located just below the Shanlinxi High Mountain Tea growing region, in south-eastern Lugu Township. This plot of tea was planted about 20 years ago, and has been maintained by Mr. Zhang, an independent tea producer — who we see as an authentic traditional tea maker

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Eco-Cha Tea Club: Traditional Lugu 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: Traditional Lugu Oolong Tea Tasting Notes

The medium oxidized leaves have undergone extensive, repeated roastings that have resulted in a very balanced, integrated character. The initial steepings offer a freshly cut wood aroma with a toasted nutty flavor. This proceeds to open up into a sweeter, more complex profile that is strikingly reminiscent of roasted winter vegetables, including parsnip, caramelized onion and butternut squash.
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