- Originate from Ali Mountain (阿里山) in Taiwan, in an area higher than the altitude of 1000 meters.
- Harvest Time: April 20, 2015
- Fresh Leaves: one bud with three leaves
- Dry Tea: twisted into large full particles, round shape, glossy and dark green
- Tea Liquid: greenish yellow, clean and bright
- Aroma: elegant floral aroma and light milk fragrance.
- Flavor: pure and mild, tastes smooth and round in the month. The tea has a light fragrance of gardenia and milk, feels smooth going down to the throat, with long-lasting sweet aftertaste.
- Leaf: leaves are soft and tender in complete shape with obvious buds.
- Infusing: can be infused for over 8 steeps with long time for each steep.
Taiwan Ali Shan Oolong is considered a typical tea for Taiwan High Mountain Teas. It originates from Ali Mountain, the birth land of High Mountain Tea.
The height on which the Taiwan Ali Shan Oolong Tea gardens are grown is located within 800 and 1400 meters above the sea level. Long lasting cold and cloudy weather mixed with short sunlight times guarantee lack of astringent traits in the tea making it sweeter. The day and night temperatures differ gradually slowing down the tea tree growing process and making pectin substance levels go up. This tea has soft and thick leaves. These unique traits of Taiwan High Mountain Tea are preserved in Ali Shan Oolong Tea. Moreover, due to irrigation of the tea trees with spring water on Ali Mountain the final product carries the special sweet flavor of spring water.
Recommend Brewing Guide
Teapot: 17 oz / 500 ml
203℉ / 95℃
Use 1 Tablespoon / 8 Grams Tea
Brewing time: 1-5 mins
Chinese Gongfu Way
Gaiwan: 3 oz / 85 ml
203℉ / 95℃
Use 7 Grams Tea
8 steeps : rinse,25s,25s,30s,40s,60s,90s,120s,180s
Rinsing time is around 5 seconds