Where to Buy: Drink T
Alishan (Mount A Li) is one of Taiwan’s legendary Oolong tea-growing regions. The rich soil and cool moist climactic conditions make it ideal for growing tea. Because of the daily mountain mists, the plants grow slowly, producing tender, flavorful leaves and buds.
Our Alishan Oolong is hand-picked and hand-processed in a time-honored method yielding rolled ‘fists’. It has a smooth, fruity, sweet taste and a pleasing bright color. This tea has a complexity that brings out a distinct flavor and character with each brewing.
Bring water to just under boil (185-195)
Number of Infusions – 2-3
Sweetener – Optional
Cream – No
Water Temp (degrees F) – 185
Steep Time – 3-4 Minutes
Caffeine – Moderate
Ever since my first cup of Ali Shan from another company…I haven’t looks back! I’m always up for a good Alishan/Ali Shan…from any company…this one was another goody!
I did 2 infusions and here is what I found…
First Infusion –
It looks like an Alishan SHOULD look…it smells slightly floral-sweet. More floral than sweet. As it infuses I picked up the slightest hint of a vegetable of some sort…I’m thinking the taste is close to green peppers???
On the tongue – it’s smooth and sweet and semi-floral!
For the 2nd Infusion:
It was even more floral and even a little more like vegetables. I really think I like the 2nd infusion better…seems to be more flavorful! It’s even darker in color.
I’m not sure why…but I can see myself drinking this from a stylish tea thermos – thru a park – on a foggy night! Thumbs Up on this Alishan from Drink T.