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Alishan Oolong

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Oolong Tea
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190 °F / 87 °C 1 min, 15 sec

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  • “I recently received this as a gift from my boyfriend who had a co-worker pick it up for him in Taiwan. I wonder if I got different tea than Charles did because mine does not seem roasted at...” Read full tasting note
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    amyoh2 2165 tasting notes
  • “I was just given this tea from a friend who went to Flushing, NY. It appears to be heavy roasted and my tea doesn't fit the flavor profile. I'm getting a darker liquid with fruits such as...” Read full tasting note
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    chasmargate 293 tasting notes
  • “Actually found this tin laying around the office unwanted. Enjoyed it many times and happend to look it up one day during an Oolong phase of mine in Jan 13. I was surprised to see how expensive...” Read full tasting note
    73
    butzi73 8 tasting notes

From Ten Ren

The tea estates on the Ali Mountain (also known as Alishan) produce the newest type of high mountain oolongs. At the elevation of 950 to 1000 meters, the mountainsides are covered with fog or clouds, which are ideal for growing Oolong. The tea estates are nestled in a beautiful scenic area with a 1000 year old forest nearby. Due to the unique local climate and selection criteria for the leaves, this tea is a high quality grade Alishan Oolong. The steeped tea has a pale yellow color matching its faintly fresh scent. Once tasted, the tea presents itself with a fresh taste followed by a faintly sweet aftertaste.

~ from the site ~
(http://www.tenren.com/alishanoolong.html)

The tea is pale greenish yellow with a floral taste, brisk aftertaste, and faint sweet aroma.

The water used to steep this tea should be about 185-195°F or 85-90°C. Use about 2 teaspoons (3 grams) of tea leaves for about every 5 ounces (150 milliliters) of water. A steeping time of about 3-5 minutes is recommended with more or less time depending on the desired concentration. As a rough guide, the higher the temperature of the water or the greater the amount of leaves used, the shorter the steeping time should be. The tea leaves should uncurl for full flavor. For the ultimate enjoyment, a traditional Chinese Yixing teapot is recommended for loose oolong tea. The teapot should be half filled with leaves and initially steeped for 45 seconds to 1 minute with the steeping time increased by an additional 15 seconds for each successive steeping. The leaves may be steeped multiple times.

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3 Tasting Notes

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I recently received this as a gift from my boyfriend who had a co-worker pick it up for him in Taiwan. I wonder if I got different tea than Charles did because mine does not seem roasted at all.

This is a very light brew with the small of gardenias and a touch of freshly shucked corn. It has one of the sweetest finishes I’ve ever experienced in an Alishan. I am preparing this gong fu style and I accidentally spilled my first infusion but the second is very nice.

After the third infusion the tea started to open up a bit more and give forth some slightly buttery flavors, but this is very light and delicate. The flavor is so subtle it is a bit like a white tea. Definitely going on my list of things to cold brew!

I found this to be a very soothing and relaxing afternoon tea.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 1 min, 0 sec
Charles Thomas Draper

I have to revisit this one to comment further.

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I was just given this tea from a friend who went to Flushing, NY. It appears to be heavy roasted and my tea doesn’t fit the flavor profile. I’m getting a darker liquid with fruits such as peaches and oranges. I’m enjoying it to say the least. Luscious

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Actually found this tin laying around the office unwanted. Enjoyed it many times and happend to look it up one day during an Oolong phase of mine in Jan 13. I was surprised to see how expensive it was. As a reference price Adagio sells it for $34 for a 3oz bag ($.91/cup).

Golden yellow color. Rich flavor. I can’t brew it enough times in the day to get it to weaken. Still very rich and strong on the 7th brew!

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 1 min, 30 sec

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