Alishan Shi Zhao from T-Oolong Tea

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Oolong

Where to Buy:  T-Oolong Tea

Tea Description:

Our Alishan Shi Zhao Oolong tea is handpicked and handcrafted. The tea is produced from Qingxin Oolong varietal (the most-loved Oolong tea varietal) grown in the mountain areas of Ari Mountain, frequently covered with fog or clouds. The brewed Alishan Shi Zhao oolong tea has a floral aroma and taste, a long-lasting flavor and a sweet and pleasant aftertaste. It is very smooth and delectable with almost no bitterness.

Learn more about this tea here.

Taster’s Review:

Alishan!  Alishan!  Alishan!

When I first started drinking Oolong tea, I tried Formosa Oolong, and I loved it.  I was very new to tea back then (although I probably didn’t think I was), and I had no idea that there were other Oolong teas.  I thought Oolong tea = Formosa Oolong, and that’s it.

A few years later, I experienced my first “green” Oolong, and I was astonished!  It was so different from the Oolong I was used to.  And I liked what I tasted, but still, my heart remained true to my beloved Formosa Oolong.

Another year or so later, I tried my first Alishan Oolong.  It was love at first sip!  Since that time, I’ve tried many Alishan Oolong teas, and I am still so amazed at how different two Alishan teas can taste from one another… not to mention how different an Alishan tastes from a Formosa Oolong.  This is one reason why I adore Oolong … it’s always an adventure.

And while Formosa Oolong teas still hold a special place in my heart, I must say that my favorite Oolong tea is Alishan.  I even have my own Yixing Mug that’s dedicated just to Alishan Oolong.

This Alishan is phenomenal.  So smooth, sweet and delicious!  Very floral, but also with a fruitier background than I usually associate with Alishan.  The floral tones here are not sharp or pungent, they are quite smooth … almost creamy!  There is a pleasing honey-like tone to the flavor, and it has a thick, luscious mouthfeel.

This Alishan takes my breath away, it’s so good!  I love it!

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