• Reviews

    Tillerman Tea Shan Lin Xi High Mountain Oolong 2017

    Country of Origin: Taiwan Leaf Appearance: deep green, tightly rolled Steep time: 20 seconds Water Temperature: 212 degrees Preparation Method: porcelain gaiwan Liquor: bright yellowish gold I’m a big proponent of buying tea from a vendor who specializes in that particular tea type or region. While a company selling many kinds of tea isn’t necessarily bad, it is REALLY hard to be a “jack of all trades” and still source a quality product. Tillerman Tea is a great example of that. David Campbell, the company’s founder, sells only Taiwanese oolongs that he sources directly from the producers. His focus on sustainably farmed teas that are fairly priced is one I think all tea…


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    Tillerman Tea Bai Hao (Oriental Beauty) Summer 2017

    Country of Origin: Taiwan Leaf Appearance: dark, twisted with scattered white tips Steep time: 30 seconds Water Temperature: 195 degrees Preparation Method: porcelain gaiwan Liquor: dark amber It’s been a little over a year since I’ve written about an oriental beauty here on the blog. Funnily enough, I consider it one of my favorite oolongs but only a few have ever been sent to me for review. I think a large part of that has to do with the fact that there is actually very little authentic O.B. produced every year. The name Bai Hao refers to the white bud tips scattered throughout the darker leaves. Another crucial part of this tea’s processing involves the leaves being…