My favorite Oolong teas are Alishan, although, I’ve got to admit that Shanlinxi teas are providing some stiff competition. This Oolong is amazing! So sweet and creamy … and yet so light and crisp.
The third and fourth infusions are stronger, but, smoother. The floral notes are really apparent in these infusions, resting on the back of the palate while also melding with the creamy notes.
It’s really quite an interesting tea – if you like Ali Shan Oolongs you might just find that you also enjoy Shanlinxi. They’re similar, but there are striking and intriguing differences too. Very lovely!