2017 Spring Top Qingxin Oolong Shan Lin Xi
So young, so fresh!
Cultivar: Qingxin Oolong
Harvested by hand: April 29th, 2016
Origin: Yang Keng, Shan Lin Xi (1300 m)
Process: Lightly oxidized, rolled Oolong
Dry leaves: Small green/blue color.
Dry scents: Light flowers, gooseberries and sweet. Brew: bright yellow color. Very clear and shiny. Brewed leaves scent: Green beans and almost like japanese sencha. It has freshness of a mountain river in spring.
Incredibly smooth and sweet. Very gentle. Spent leaves: Lots of buds among these high mountain leaves.
Conclusion: This balance reminds me also of Lishan. Oolong. The finish is amazingly thick and rich for a tea that appears so light at first.