Alishan High Mountain Oolong Spring 2018

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Oolong Tea
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Flavors
Butter, Flowers, Honey, Narcissus, Orange Blossom, Peas, Vanilla
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Edit tea info Last updated by Daylon R Thomas
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200 °F / 93 °C 1 min, 0 sec 4 g 3 oz / 84 ml

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  • “Here’s the last high mountain oolong sample from my Tillerman order. I was underwhelmed the first time I brewed this tea. The flavor was a little weak and it didn’t have much oomph. Slight...” Read full tasting note
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  • “I did this one in my new gaiwan gong fu, and it just kept on delivering. The texture each time was milky and ever floral with some of the apple notes and a vast majority of liquid lilac custard...” Read full tasting note
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Alishan Gaoshan Wulong Cha (Alishan High Mountain Oolong Tea)
Sheng Yu Ye and Chen Chung Chia
This Alishan is grown at 1300 meters in the Alishan region of Chiayi County. Alishan is a good choice for those learning about gaoshan (high mountain) tea; it is more forward and less subtle than some others. This tea has a fragrant and fruity aroma and a pale yellow green infusion. It has balanced acidity and pronounced length.

Grower: Sheng Yu Ye
Tea Master: Chen Chung Chia
Cultivar: Qing Xin Wulong
Region: Alishan, Chiayi County
Altitude: 1300m
Harvest: April 8, 2018
Oxidation: 22%
Unroasted

Brewing Suggestions:
To prepare this tea in the traditional gongfu style use a gaiwan or Yixing pot and 6 grams of tea per 100ml of water at 212°F (100° C). Steep for 20 seconds. Reduce time to 15 seconds for the second steep and then increase with each subsequent steep.

For an 8 oz cup, use between 3-5 grams of tea, about a heaping teaspoon, for an 8 oz. cup. Pour water at 212°F (100° C) over the leaves and steep for approximately 60 seconds. Always remember to adjust steeping time depending on water temperature, amount of tea you have and personal flavor preference. Increase time and temperature slightly with each infusion.

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Here’s the last high mountain oolong sample from my Tillerman order. I was underwhelmed the first time I brewed this tea. The flavor was a little weak and it didn’t have much oomph. Slight upping the leaf to water ratio really gave it a big boost in flavor.

This tea is packed with lots of bright flowery notes. It opens with sweet pea and orange blossom before giving way to narcissus, daffodils, and a hint of vanilla. Aromas of meadow flowers, butter, and something like clover honey waft out from the gaiwan. The tea has a thick body and a creamy mouthfeel, leaving behind a nice little tingle on the tongue as it goes down.

I’ve been impressed overall by the quality of the teas I’ve had from Tillerman Tea. The bao zhong was good, and the Ali Shan and Li Shan were both stellar. Oddly enough, as a jade oolong enthusiast, it’s their “Sweet Scent” Dong Ding that I find myself craving the most.

Flavors: Butter, Flowers, Honey, Narcissus, Orange Blossom, Peas, Vanilla

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 1 min, 0 sec 4 g 3 OZ / 84 ML

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I did this one in my new gaiwan gong fu, and it just kept on delivering. The texture each time was milky and ever floral with some of the apple notes and a vast majority of liquid lilac custard ones. Later steeps were a little fruitier, more akin to mango or a sweeter apple variety like fuji or honey crisp. I actually think I’m on steep twelve right now making this a great tea for your buck at $15 for 2 oz with free shipping. I’ve had other Alishans at the same price that did not quite deliver as much.

evol-ving

Hmm, sounds delightful.

Daylon R Thomas

It truly was. There is no doubt that the tea was a Ali Shan in the first place with a definite green spectrum, but the mouthfeel was great and the flavor was balanced yet sweet.

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