drank Shan Lin Xi by Camellia Sinensis
1192 tasting notes

2021 sipdown no. 110

This one has a fairly strong vegetal mixed with the sea scent when dry. Thank goodness it wears away a bit as it steeps.

I drank this while writing this paper and barely noticed the flavours, ahh! It was tasty, but I can safely say that my reigning unroasted oolong favourites are still Ali Shan and Si Ji Chun.

1st steep: 200° F, 4 minutes
2nd steep: 200° F, 5 minutes, 30 seconds

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec 3 g 14 OZ / 414 ML
Sil

did you see the TTC sale? but also shipping changes sigh

Courtney

I sawww! I immediately deleted to email to not be tempted (but haven’t stopped thinking about it) XD. Did you place an order?

Sil

Thinking about it…need to find 5 mins to look at a few other teas since shipping is sort of flat rate,

Courtney

I went to check it out too, but eeek that shipping. I don’t think I can swing it right now, but can’t wait to hear if you order something!

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Sil

did you see the TTC sale? but also shipping changes sigh

Courtney

I sawww! I immediately deleted to email to not be tempted (but haven’t stopped thinking about it) XD. Did you place an order?

Sil

Thinking about it…need to find 5 mins to look at a few other teas since shipping is sort of flat rate,

Courtney

I went to check it out too, but eeek that shipping. I don’t think I can swing it right now, but can’t wait to hear if you order something!

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My partner and I live with our bunnies: Callie and Ben, and cats: Freyja and Ivan. I’m currently working on my MSc in biology and enjoying tea along the way!

I love black tea and this is usually what’s in my mug.

I’m also happy to enjoy a cup of green or red rooibos (green preferable to red), herbals, oolongs (unroasted and red preferable to roasted), whites, and subtly flavoured greens.

Likes:
Raspberry, peach, rhubarb, passionfruit, and most fruits in general, maple, creaminess, hay, biscuit, lavender, and cacao/dark chocolate.

I enjoy bergamot when paired with flavours that mellow it (Camellia Sinensis Earl Grey Cream is one of my favourites).

Dislikes:
Any smokiness at all, stevia, too much blackberry leaf, rose, ginger (except in chai), cinnamon-heavy teas, anything cloying or fake/candy-like.

I’m vegan with an allergy to potatoes, so I avoid any animal products in tea, along with sprinkles as these often have potato starch (I usually just pick them out of blends).

Last updated December 2021.

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