Tea Review: Three Oolong Teas From Tea From Taiwan

Last week I wrote a post about Four Season oolong tea from Tea From Taiwan. It’s definitely one of the best Taiwanese oolongs I’ve tried so far. With the help of public holiday on monday here in Turkey, I’ve decided to pamper myself with three other oolong teas from Tea From Taiwan: Long Feng Xia Tea, Shan Ling Xi Tea and Aged Oolong Tea from 1990.

1)Long Feng Xia Tea

Long Feng Xia Tea

Region : Nantou, Taiwan
Price: $31 for 75 gr.
Leaf Appearance: Semiball-rolled leaves with attached stems
Steeping: Gongfu Style, six infusions.
Liquor: Golden Green-Yellow.

This tea from Nantou County is one of the expensive ones, for 75 grams you gotta pay $31. Yet it’s worth every penny. It’s quite smooth and refreshing. With its sweetness and creaminess, it’s everything about classic Taiwanese oolong teas. I did six infusions gongfu style and each one of them was great with second and third one being the best. Liquor was quite clear, between green and yellow. Lingering aftertaste was even better. I can still feel it while I’m writing this.

Long Feng Xi Tea

2)Shan Ling Xi Tea

Shan Ling Xi Tea

Region : Nantou, Taiwan
Price:
$25 for 75 gr.
Leaf Appearance:
Semiball-rolled leaves with attached stems
Steeping: Gongfu Style, six infusions.
Liquor: Golden Green-Yellow.

This tea is quite similar to Long Feng Xia Tea, as they are from same region in Taiwan. It’s very smooth and floral. It’s one thing to drink this tea and it’s another thing just to enjoy aroma. I did six infusions with this one too, it worked fine.

Shan Ling Xi Tea

3)Aged Oolong Tea

Aged Oolong Tea

Region : Dong Ding Mountain, Nantou, Taiwan
Price: $24 for 75 gr.
Leaf Appearance: Semiball-rolled dark brown leaves with attached stems
Liquor: Light Brown.

This tea is very unique which will either make you wow or slightly unhappy depending on what you expect. It’s from 1990, roasted and aged. That means it’s 24 years old. If you’re into smoked teas like Lapsang Souchong or dark teas, I bet you’d like this one too. Since I’m fan of former, I liked this tea too. As you see in the picture leaves are dark brown, when it’s brewed it produced very clear, light brown liquor.

Aged Oolong Tea

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