Arishan Tai He Milk Oolong (Unroasted)

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Harvest Number: 428MO11SA
Season: 2011 Spring (Plucked during 2011 May)
Altitude: 1400 meter above sea level
Oolong Varietals: Jinxuan (Milk Oolong)
Origin: Tai He district, Mei Shan Township, Jia Yi County (Ali mountain area), Taiwan

Product Description
Milk Oolong is also known as Jinxuan Oolong and Jian Xuan Oolong.

Our Unroasted Arishan Tai He Milk Oolong tea is handpicked and handcrafted. The tea is produced from Jinxuan varietal grown in the mountain areas of Ari Mountain, frequently covered with fog or clouds. It is a variety of oolong tea that is truly unique. The steeped Unroasted Arishan Tai He oolong milk comes with a strong unique delightful creamy fragrance and light refreshing milky taste.

Arishan (Alishan) Tai He High Mountain Milk Oolong tea is grown in the Arishan mountain range located in the mountains of Chiayi County in Taiwan. Arishan is a popular attraction among domestic as well as international tourists, and it has become one of the major landmarks associated with Taiwan. The area is also world famous for its production of quality high mountain oolong tea.

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I believe it was Mercuryhime who sent this one to me a while back! Thanks very much!!!

Dry – this smells like slightly buttered and salted spinach and artichokes with peach notes. VERY interesting aroma!

While it’s infusing it smells more like a greener oolong with milky oolong tendencies.

I’m not sure how many Arishan Mountain Range Teas I have tried but I think I can count them on one hand.

This is incredibly creamy but not an intense milky creamy like other milky oolong – I agree with Mercuryhime there! It’s more of a green flavor, much like a green tea or a greenest of the oolongs anyways.

There are vegetal flavors that pop in and out which I am enjoying very much!

This one sure makes ya think! And I think I like it!


Yes, I do believe I sent you some of this. :) Glad you like it!

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Rinsed. First steep is light floral and barely milky. Very smooth. This is a lightly oxidized oolong, which is fine by me. Greener oolongs are my favorites.
Second and third steep is slightly more milky, but it is still quite mild. The peachy flavor is coming through more. It is very floral with a slight vegetal finish. Slightly spicy.
Fourth steep is still going strong. The vegetal flavors are winning out now with peach in the background. There’s a bit of plum coming through as well. Milkiness is diminishing but there’s a stronger buttery flavor at the end of the sip.
This can probably go another steep or two.

I love how the floral flavors just linger in your mouth. Tea is probably the best breath freshener.

It is not really all that milky for a milk oolong. I think their regular Alishan Oolong is more milky than this. The peach flavor is quite a nice complement. It is very smooth and and satisfying. I think I’d have liked it more if it wasn’t called a milk oolong. I have another 50 grams of this and I just keep thinking how much my mom would like it. I’ll be bringing her some on my next visit. :)

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