This is a spring harvest consisting of handpicked one bud with 3-4 leaves. Ali Shan is processed in a low temperature to maintain the original flavour of the tea. This is a lightly oxidised oolong. The hand rolled leaves open up during multiple infusions, and produce a clear yellow liquor with a strong floral aroma reminiscent of lily and orchid. Ali Shan has a floral flavour with a very smooth, creamy texture that covers the palate leaving a long lasting sweet aftertaste.
Ali Shan is a famous High Mountain Oolong tea from Taiwan, highly regarded for its floral and creamy character. All tea coming from the vast Ali Shan area bears the famous name, but the quality varies significantly. Our Ali Shan tea is grown at 1600m altitude in Ali Shan, Chiayi, Taiwan, where the balance of humidity, temperature and sunlight is perfect for producing tea of outstanding quality. High altitude means longer winters and a larger temperature difference between the day and the night, which results in slower growth and more time for the tea leaves to develop their superb and complex flavour.
Ali Shan is a very refreshing and reviving tea, great at moments when a fresh dose of energy is needed. This is also a very versatile tea that can be prepared in gong-fu style as well as by simply infusing the leaves in a mug.