Alishan

Meet Alishan Oolong from Ali Shan area is one of the best and the most famous oolong from Taiwan.

Ali Shan mountain is the largest mountain range in Taiwan, it consists of 18 mountains. This tea grows on the high mountain area - Mountain Ali. Tea grows on the height 1200-1500 m, and together with unique climate this gives to the tea very soft and sweet taste.

Tea bushes grow on high-mountain plantations in the ecologically clean environment. Tea is harvested several times a year, in spring and autumn. The raw stuff for the production of this tea is freshly picked rich bud with 2 young leaves. After harvesting bud and leaves mash to raise a juice, and fermentation begins. Tea leaves are oxidized by the air. After that fermented tea is fried in boilers for some time. The combination of time and temperature of roasting is held every plantation in the strictest confidence. Leaves: are green, compact, rolled into small balls, which are straighten during brewing.


Effect on the body
Promotes weight loss due contained in tea caffeine, vitamins and minerals. Affects lipid metabolism, helps with atherosclerosis, strengthens blood vessels, relieves tension, promotes relaxation and improves mood.

Tasting note
Clean and clear brew is golden emerald colour. Aroma is rich floral-fruity with a hint of peach. Taste is very soft with sugar and floral aromas and vanilla - creamy aftertaste. This oolong is perfect for quiet afternoon or five o’clock tea.

Brewing
You can use any kind of tea pot, but clay tea pot suits much better. Warm up the tea pot with the boiling water, put 2-5 grams of tea, and pour small amount of the boiling water into the tea and pour out, then pour 225-250 ml of boiling water and cover tea pot for three minutes before serving. Boiling temperature – 90-95°C (195-205°F). You can use this amount of tea 3 to 4 times. The tea leaves come unrolled for full flavour.