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
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.