Baked Ali Shan

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Oolong Tea
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Butter, Floral, Roasted, Vegetal, Orchid
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185 °F / 85 °C 4 min, 0 sec 18 oz / 532 ml

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Our Baked Ali Shan originates from the Meng family farm on the Alishan mountain in the Jiayi county of Taiwan. This AAA graded oolong is lightly oxidized (approximately 15%- 20%) and lightly roasted. Our Baked Ali Shan is complex and has light roasted macadamia nut, wild orchid, and cream notes. Steamed vegetable and grass notes are also present. Gentle evergreen and pear notes can also be detected as well as a silky mouthfeel.

Ingredients: Taiwan Oolong Tea

Recommended Brew Time: 4 minutes
Recommended Amount: 1 1/2 teaspoons of tea for 8oz of water
Recommended Temperature: 180 F

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636 tasting notes

I am slowly making it through my rose infected Butiki teas to see which ones are drinkable and which ones just need to be pitched :(. This one has been slightly infected, but however it was affected still tastes nice. I have no idea of the tea I am drinking tastes anything like it use to, but it is decent. SIlky, floral, green oolongy. It is a very smooth tea. I enjoyed this tea all day long. I just kept steeping and steeping the leaves.

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How did they become rose infected?


I bought a bunch of Butiki teas before they went out of business, but at the time I was pregnant with my son and not drinking tea. When the teas arrived I stashed the box away and forgot about it for awhile. I had ordered several different teas including the Champagne & Rose Cream. This tea infected the rest with its strong smell.

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1005 tasting notes

So… sometimes I am make pretty silly choices when it comes to tea. Today, I made another one :/

After the dentist, with 5 shots bottom and top, with a headache I decided to brew something I reserved (a Butiki from Ost).

All I know is that this is a warm liquid…

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2204 tasting notes

Another from the mystery box! I’m trying to steep all three oolongs from the mystery box the same. Even though this should be a baked oolong, the leaf color doesn’t look much different than the Fu Shou Shan.

Steep #1 // 1 1/2 tsp // 25 minutes after boiling // rinse // 3 min steep
The flavor doesn’t seem overly roasty, maybe just a little bit more savory. Very buttery, again not much different from the Fu Shou Shan. The flavor might be a little more stronger, a little more salty, briny, brothy but that is probably due to the baked quality. It’s very tasty. Now that I think about it, both oolongs are almost like those buttery creamed corn green teas.

Steep #2 // 7 min after boiling // 2 min
This cup is actually very tough to describe because it’s entirely different. I’ve never tasted an oolong like this before… it’s so unique! There is no chance that there was any flavor contamination from anything else. There definitely isn’t any oversteeped leaves/bitter flavor. The closest thing I can describe the flavor to is marzipan or those chocolates that are filled with roman nougat, but the tea doesn’t have the chocolate flavor. So there are hints of cherry and nuttiness. Either way I was noticing almond. Maybe even a desserty coconut, which just shocked me when I realized it. Note to self: This oolong is perfect steeped like this. A third steep happened… forgot to write about it!

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726 tasting notes

Got this in my Butiki order. Was not really expecting to like it since I’m not so much into roasty oolongs.
But this one turned out to be okay. Not horrible.
Still pretty roasty, but it had floral notes, with a buttery undertone.
Wasn’t bad. But not my favorite. Might have to give it to someone else or something :S

Flavors: Butter, Floral, Roasted


a baked Ali Shan sounds awesome, I am sad I never did get around to being able to order from them before they closed. I think I might have to break out my tea roaster and roast up some Ali Shan


If you want, Amanda, I can send you some of this one! I’m not a huge fan, and since you’re interested I’m totally willing to send you some! You’d probably like it a lot more than me! Let me know (:


o_o that would be EPIC!!!!!!!!!!


Haha okay, I’ll send you a pm :P

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1519 tasting notes

This is a fairly nice, vegetal, floral oolong. The Steepster writeup also says it has notes of butter. I don’t disagree with that, however they are not real strong. I only brewed this western style so I am probably not getting the full gamut of flavor notes.

I steeped this once in an 18oz teapot with 3 tsp leaf and 175 degree water for 4 min.

Flavors: Vegetal

175 °F / 79 °C 4 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 18 OZ / 532 ML

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105 tasting notes

So, since joining Steepster (and expanding my tea drinking habits), I’ve really started to dig Green(er) Oolongs. Verdant’s Tieguanyin was a revelation to me, when I first tried it, and all of the Butiki green oolongs I’ve tried have been delicious too – this one is no exception!

I know that it’s a little “darker” than the extremely green TGY that Verdant sell, for example, but it still has all of the wonderful qualities of greener oolongs that I’ve really grown to love. I brewed it in my little ~120 ml Gaiwan over the course of today – I must have gotten… Maybe ten steeps from it?

The first steep was pretty mild (and I confess – I did give it a flash rinse beforehand, too), but had those lovely, mild vegetal notes mixed with the floral, orchid flavour that I’ve really come to associate these teas with. The next handful of steeps were just perfect – floral and refreshing, with just a touch of buttery vegetables.

As the day wore on, my infusions grew longer – by the final steep or two, it was actually more akin to drinking a vegetal and orchid like White Tea. It was smooth, still kinda buttery and sweet.

This tea was just lovely. I’m deffo glad I took a gamble, with my first Butiki order, and went for a little bag of this – it’s well worth it! :D

Flavors: Butter, Orchid, Vegetal

195 °F / 90 °C

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518 tasting notes

This is nice. It’s still a pretty green oolong, but with a touch of roasty feel to it. Creamy. Tasty.

The leaves are beautiful as they unfurl.

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592 tasting notes

Well, I was intending to have any more tea tonight, but then my mom demanded requested some, so of course I was willing to oblige. I brought out this green oolong from my Butiki order because it has been a while since I have had a greener oolong. I was absolutely in love with them for a while, but then something about my tastebuds suddenly changed and there was this new flavor in there that I didn’t enjoy so much.

Anyway, on to this oolong. As it was steeping, the leaves were unfurling so beautifully. They were seriously perhaps the most whole leaves I’ve seen for an oolong after they unfurled. The tea was sweet and smooth with a bit of vegetal notes as well. I still taste that weird dampness that I can taste in other green oolongs with my messed up tastebuds, but it wasn’t too strong in this cup. There didn’t seem to be anything earth shatteringly different about this green oolong, but I do appreciate it and loved just watching those full leaves unfurl in my clear teapot (aka one of the best teaware purchases I’ve ever made).

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8067 tasting notes

Stacy sent along a sample of this one for me to try :)

this is an oolong, which is not usually my faouvite, so bear that in mind. This particular oolong is halfway between a green oolong and what i call a roasty oolong. :) there’s a efeling of “green” to this one but it’s not over powering, while on the other hand there is also a more bread/nut like taste? it’s also got a bit of a juicy feel to it, though not like say a dragonwell :) Ont the whole, this was quite nice, though i’d rather see it in a blend than drink it all by itself :) Worth checking out for those of you that like oolongs!

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3253 tasting notes

This is a lovely sample that Stacy included in my most recent Butiki order. I sipped it whilst doing deskwork early today, but didn’t really take notes, so my review of it will be lame. It was a gentle cup, & all I recall is bready qualities, & an apricot aftertaste. I plan to resteep in a bit, maybe I’ll have something to add afterwards. Sample sipdown.

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