The Chi-lai Mountain Oolong Tea harvested on May 13, 2023, is produced in one of the most exceptional tea gardens in the Chi-lai Mountain tea region. This tea garden features a well-established irrigation system and utilizes a significant amount of organic fertilizers. The crafted oolong tea emanates a charming orchid fragrance, and May 13th is acknowledged as the day with the highest quality throughout the entire spring tea season.
Over 20 years ago, there were limited tea gardens in the Chi-lai Mountain tea region, primarily due to the challenges of insufficient irrigation water and the cold spring climate. To address the irrigation issue, a local tea farmer invested significantly in water diversion, and they spent nearly millions installing over 30 frost prevention fans to safeguard the tea leaves from freezing damage. Since implementing these changes, the farm’s reputation has rapidly risen, becoming one of the most popular tea gardens in Chi-lai Mountain.
Additionally, the tea garden extensively uses organic fertilizers such as peanut meal and enzymes for tea plants, contributing to the distinctive orchid fragrance in the produced oolong tea. This feature is one of the reasons why the tea garden is so well-received.
- With ample irrigation water and the installation of frost prevention fans, the Chi-lai Mountain tea region stands as one of the premier tea gardens in terms of quality.
- Significant use of organic fertilizers (peanut meal) and enzymes for tea plants results in oolong tea with a distinct orchid fragrance.
- The tea plants, being young and vibrant, yield a more robust flavor compared to the oolong tea produced by older tea plants.
- Situated at an elevation between 1800 and 2050 meters, the extremely high altitude results in a reduction of bitterness and an increase in sweetness in the oolong tea.