2017 Winter Alishan High Mountain

Tea type
Oolong Tea
Ingredients
Oolong Tea Leaves
Flavors
Floral, Herbs, Cream, Cucumber, Custard, Flowers, Orchid, Peas, Sugarcane
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Average preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 0 min, 45 sec 3 g 3 oz / 80 ml

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  • “Very tasty! The dry leaf has an interesting smell, reminding me of fried doughnuts. The texture of this tea is definitely the highlight for me – super silky and buttery! Flavor is nice – floral...” Read full tasting note
  • “After hearing so many great things about Floating Leaves, I finally got around to trying them this year. I generally favor Taiwan Tea Crafts for the value and quality, but at this point I’ve...” Read full tasting note
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New season’s High Mountain Oolong is in the shop! This tea broth is very smooth and soft. Gently buttery mouth feel comes out in the second brew. The aftertaste blossoms late after you swallow, wait for it and it will surprise you! We are very excited about this winter season’s tea. We will write more when the tea opens up in the next few weeks.

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Very tasty! The dry leaf has an interesting smell, reminding me of fried doughnuts. The texture of this tea is definitely the highlight for me – super silky and buttery! Flavor is nice – floral with hints of bitterness and herbs but overall sweet. I’d assume that backing off temperature would reduce the hint of bitterness and would add sweetness but I liked it as it was. I chose to drink first as this because it was the cheapest of the high mountain oolongs I bought but I was not disappointed at all!

Flavors: Floral, Herbs

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After hearing so many great things about Floating Leaves, I finally got around to trying them this year. I generally favor Taiwan Tea Crafts for the value and quality, but at this point I’ve tried every single green oolong in their lineup and was ready for something new. I ordered the Winter High Mountain sampler pack and this was the first tea to go into the gaiwan.

I steeped about 3.5g of tea in a 80ml gaiwan. The dry leaves had a light orchid aroma. A rinse intensified the orchid and brought out notes of lilies, custard, and cream. The first steep was a little light, probably because my water temperature wasn’t high enough. On the second steep, I was able to taste the flowery notes in the aroma and some honeycomb in the finish that was very nice. The next two steeps were juicier with crisp florals, sugarcane, snap pea, and a hint of cucumber. Mouthfeel wasn’t as full as other high mountain teas but very clean and refreshing. I was able to push this to 10 steeps in total and despite fading a little, it maintained a pleasant orchid/lilac profile throughout.

This was the first Ali Shan in a long time that’s really wowed me. A bright, fresh, and flowery tea with some serious staying power. And a great start to trying out my samples. Hoping the other teas in the sampler are as impressive as this one was.

Flavors: Cream, Cucumber, Custard, Flowers, Orchid, Peas, Sugarcane

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 0 min, 45 sec 3 g 3 OZ / 80 ML

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