AliShan is a mountainous region that has been gaining a lot of attention in Taiwan the last few decades as a land that consistently produces quality oolong. Finding the perfect spot to plant tea is an endeavor: the elevation, exposure to sunlight, yearly average weather patterns, the condition of the soil, and a dozen other intangible factors all affect the garden's potential to yield exceptional leaf. Take a sip of this tea and we think you will agree that AliShan has that special quality.
Some gardens choose high yield tea cultivars to maximize harvests on the limited arable land area, but we've decided to aim higher and set down QingXing plants; these are prized among drinkers for their bold and nuanced flavor, and notorious among growers as a fickle leaf that is slow to mature and vulnerable to the elements.
The long wait for new AliShan is over, we’re proud to unveil AliShan Spring, 2019! The spring 2019 is lush and fruity, with a floral nose. We detected peachy notes that linger in the aftertaste, along with floral notes of gardenia and jasmine. Definitely one to keep for your private collection. Enjoy!
Prepare 3 grams of tea leaf (slightly less than a teaspoon) per 100ml of water(about half a cup).
For the first two steeps, 90°c water for no longer than 60 seconds will provide plenty of flavor. From the third steep onward it is fine to add up to thirty additional seconds per steep. This should provide between four and six re-steeps depending on the quality of the tea. For larger vessels (teapots of over 500ml) re-steep potential is usually lower.
Take a second to inhale the fragrance exuding from the leaves as you pour in hot water. It smells green and energetic, like springtime sh...$37.50 $28.00 - Sold Out
Take a second to inhale the fragrance exuding from the leaves as you pour in hot water. It smells green and energetic, like springtime should. The brewed tea is elegant and understated. The initial taste on the tip of the tongue is lightly floral and minty. A few seconds later...
This beautiful tea has a color pattern that resembles our Oriental Beauty and Formosa Oolong. The main difference is the level of oxidiz...$11.00
This beautiful tea has a color pattern that resembles our Oriental Beauty and Formosa Oolong. The main difference is the level of oxidization: Oriental Beauty is closer to a black tea and our Bai MuDan is closer to a green tea. The tea is very tippy. The flavor is complex,...
Type: Roasted Oolong Unit Quantity: 3oz Oxidization: 30% Roast: 60% Elevation: 1,100 meters Vintage: 2016 The liquor has a heavy body, a...$12.00 $5.00
Type: Roasted Oolong Unit Quantity: 3oz Oxidization: 30% Roast: 60% Elevation: 1,100 meters Vintage: 2016 The liquor has a heavy body, and a lovely red hue with high clarity. Mouthfeel is very lush and fruity, notes include banana and tangerine. The taper is clean and quick, with a slightly herbal...