|Small dish by Kinya Ishikawa|
These qingxin Oolong leaves have been harvested one month ago, on October 18th, on Shan Lin Xi, at an elevation of 1500 meters.
Zhuo Yan means that these leaves are heavily bitten by jassids and other insects. It doesn't take the name concubine, because the oxidation level isn't high enough to qualify.
|Woodfired bowl by David Louveau|
This is a tea with a very conflicted personality. It had to fight off the insects, something that is quite unusual at this altitude. It should have become a standard high mountain Oolong with a green/yellow hue. Instead, the color is golden!
|Jar by Petr Novak|
The water color postcard is from the Canadian artist and teacher who triggered the inspiration for this fall Chaxi with her present. It deserved a central spot to express all my thanks to her.
|Teaboat by Michel François|
|Shan Lin Xi Oolong plantations|
the most exciting Oolong this year!