This Alishan Oolong is sourced directly from the high mountain tea plantations around Alishan Mountain, located at an altitude between 1,000 and 1,800 metres. Limited sunshine hours, large temperature difference between day and night, irrigation from mountain spring water each make their own contribution to this tea’s charming buttery, vegetal aroma and elegant taste.
Alishan Oolong is a lightly oxidised and roasted Oolong variety that is both refreshing and pleasant. The dry tea leaves are tightly knotted, hemispherical, with large grains and stalks. After brewing, you will be able to see the leaves unfold into one bud with two distinct leaves, and to appreciate the fine blend of green and golden colours.
floral and vegetal fragrance
refreshing and smooth taste
tender sweet aftertaste
suggested teaware: teapot / gaiwan
number of times for brewing: could be brewed for 6-7 times
the 1st-3rd time: 30s
the 4th-7th time: 40s
After harvest, the tea leaves are placed in direct sunlight to be withered. Next, the farmers use sieves to slightly bruise the leaf edges, thus promoting the process of oxidation. At the following stage, the tea is fried to stop oxidation, and to allow the aroma of the tea to become more prominent. Later on the leaves are machine-rolled into small balls and dried at high temperatures. As a final step, the tea is roasted to develop a richer taste.