July 2019
#44 - Alishan Late Spring Oolong Tea

This month's batch of tea being shared with the Eco-Cha Tea Club was harvested in mid-May. Spring rains finally arrived at the very end of April, and there were a few days of clear weather in the middle of May, allowing for this late spring harvest in the rural community of Taihe, in Meishan Township.

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Eco-Cha Tea Club: Alishan Late Spring Oolong Tea

This harvest was about two weeks after the spring harvest was generally completed in this area. Only the highest elevations were still harvesting at this point. This is why chose to call this batch "late spring".
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Eco-Cha Tea Club: Alishan Late Spring Oolong Tea Tasting Notes

The dried leaves above show slight scattered yellow coloration, which can indicate two factors. One is more mature leaves, and the other is bug bitten leaves. In this case, it's probably both, but neither factors are overly evidient! In our experience, more mature leaves are a plus, because they have a more substantial constitution, which results in a heartier brew.
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