Alishan High Mountain



October 2023

Alishan, Taiwan

This oolong is from a small, high altitude tea farm in the towering Alishan Mountain range in Taiwan. The varietal is indigenous to the area, and favours the cool climate of the mountains. The high altitude of the farm means the tea trees are covered in cloud and mist all year round, producing a tea that is vibrant, full bodied and sweet.

This tea is the winter harvest, which means the characteristics of the varietal will appear concentrated and much creamier and sweeter than the spring harvest. The robust, tightly curled tea leaves unfurl under water into a tangle that looks vegetal and Jurassic.

They brew a delicate tea, softened by the weight of its liquor. The brew feels edgeless and oily in the mouth, evenly coating the palate with a pleasing and lingering sweetness. The leaves continue to open beautifully underwater, revealing bright white, animated veins. We suspect this vital and gentle oolong will be loved by many.

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Brewing guide

Tea 4g
100 °C
Water  120ml
Steep time 10 - 60 sec
No. of infusions 8

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