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Our Alishan Oolong Tea presents itself in tightly rolled, semi-spherical pellets with a glossy, oil-sheen surface, displaying hues of dark and vibrant green. The brewed tea reveals a bright yellow liquor, remarkably clear and translucent, offering a distinctive and robust flavor. Its aroma is a delightful blend of floral notes, with a pronounced freshness and lingering sweetness that invigorates the senses. The Alishan oolong tea leaves unfurl into large, intact pieces, demonstrating excellent resilience and quality. Rich in organic compounds, polyphenols, catechins, and essential vitamins, this tea is a healthy, flavorful choice, promising a refreshing and satisfying tea experience

Experience the unparalleled quality of our Alishan Oolong Tea, sourced from the pristine high-altitude tea gardens of Alishan’s Taihe region in Chiayi, Taiwan. Grown at an elevation of 1200 meters, the tea leaves develop slowly in the fertile, unpolluted soil, absorbing the region’s abundant nutrients. The unique climate, with significant temperature variations between day and night and frequent enveloping mists, enhances the tea’s rich, complex flavor profile. Each leaf is hand-picked, ensuring only the finest buds and two leaves are selected, capturing the peak season’s freshness. Lightly fermented and gently roasted, this tea embodies the essence of Alishan.

What Is Alishan Oolong Tea?

Alishan Oolong Tea, named after the breathtaking Alishan mountain range in Chiayi, Taiwan, is a high-mountain tea celebrated for its extraordinary quality. The name “Alishan” translates to “Ali Mountain,” highlighting the region’s towering peaks and mist-shrouded landscapes that impart unique characteristics to the tea. Grown at elevations around 1200 meters, Alishan Oolong Tea is distinguished by its rich, complex flavor profile and exquisite floral aroma. The high-altitude environment, combined with fertile, unpolluted soil and optimal climatic conditions, makes this tea a favorite among tea connoisseurs. Each sip of Alishan Oolong Tea reflects the pristine natural beauty and careful cultivation practices of this renowned region.

The history of Alishan Oolong Tea dates back to the late 19th century, when tea cultivation first began in the Alishan region of Chiayi, Taiwan. Over the decades, the unique climatic conditions and fertile soils of this high-altitude area have established Alishan as a premier tea-growing region. The significant temperature variations between day and night, abundant rainfall, and frequent mist contribute to the tea’s distinctive qualities. These conditions enhance the growth of tea leaves, making them rich in flavor and aroma. As a result, Alishan Oolong Tea has become one of Taiwan’s most prized oolong teas, renowned for its exceptional taste and aromatic profile.

The meticulous processing of Alishan Oolong Tea involves several key steps to ensure its premium quality. The leaves are hand-picked with a standard of one bud and two leaves, then lightly withered under the sun to reduce moisture content. After withering, the leaves undergo gentle bruising to initiate oxidation, followed by light fermentation to preserve their fresh, floral notes. The oxidation process is carefully controlled to maintain the tea’s delicate flavor. The leaves are then pan-fired to halt oxidation, rolled into semi-spherical shapes, and dried to lock in their flavors. This intricate process results in a tea that is aromatic, flavorful, with a smooth, rich taste, and a vibrant, golden liquor.

Features of Our Alishan Oolong Tea

  • Premium Origin: Our Alishan Oolong Tea is cultivated in the high-altitude Taihe region of Alishan, Chiayi, Taiwan, at an elevation of 1200 meters, ensuring optimal growing conditions and rich, nutrient-dense soil.
  • Pure Ingredients: This tea is made from carefully selected tea leaves, with a harvesting standard of one bud and two leaves, ensuring high quality and purity with no additives.
  • Distinct Appearance: The dry tea leaves are tightly rolled into semi-spherical pellets, boasting a glossy, oil-sheen surface with vibrant dark green and emerald hues.
  • Captivating Aroma: Alishan Oolong Tea is renowned for its fragrant floral notes, with a fresh, invigorating scent that is both sweet and aromatic, filling the room with its delightful bouquet.
  • Rich Flavor: The tea brews into a bright yellow, clear liquor with a unique, robust taste. It offers a smooth, thick mouthfeel with prominent floral undertones and a lingering sweetness that enhances the overall tea experience.
  • High Quality: Hand-picked and meticulously processed with light fermentation and gentle roasting, this tea maintains its natural essence and superior quality. The leaves unfurl into large, intact pieces, showcasing their resilience and freshness.
  • Nutrient-Rich: Packed with organic compounds, polyphenols, catechins, and essential vitamins such as B1, B2, C, and K, Alishan Oolong Tea provides numerous health benefits, making it a wholesome and refreshing choice for tea enthusiasts.
  • Exceptional Durability: This tea is known for its excellent durability, offering multiple infusions without losing its flavor or aroma, making it a cost-effective and enjoyable option for daily consumption.

What Does Alishan Oolong Tea Taste Like?

Upon the first sip of alishan oolong tea, you’ll be greeted by a smooth, creamy texture that immediately soothes the palate. The tea’s vibrant golden liquor is a visual prelude to its rich and layered flavor profile. The initial taste is marked by a sweet, floral note reminiscent of orchids, which is a hallmark of high-mountain oolong teas. As you continue to savor the tea, subtle hints of fresh fruit emerge, adding depth and complexity to the flavor. The floral sweetness is perfectly balanced by a light, refreshing undertone that evokes the clean, crisp air of the Alishan mountains. This combination creates a harmonious blend that is both invigorating and calming. The tea’s natural sweetness lingers, leaving a pleasant aftertaste that encourages you to take another sip.

One of the most remarkable aspects of Alishan Oolong Tea is its enduring flavor. Even after multiple infusions, the tea maintains its aromatic and flavorful profile, allowing you to enjoy its rich taste over several cups. The tea’s body is robust yet elegant, with a thickness that coats the mouth and a slight astringency that adds a refreshing finish without overpowering the delicate flavors. The aroma of Alishan Oolong Tea is equally enchanting. As the leaves unfurl during brewing, they release a fragrant bouquet that fills the air with floral and fruity notes. This aromatic experience enhances the overall enjoyment of the tea, making each sip a sensory delight.

How to Tell the Quality of Alishan Oolong Tea?

For customers wondering how to find good-quality alishan oolong tea, here are four tips you can follow:

  • Appearance: High-grade Alishan Oolong leaves are tightly rolled into semi-spherical pellets with a glossy, oil-sheen surface. These pellets should exhibit vibrant hues of dark green and emerald, indicating their freshness and meticulous processing. Uniformity in size and shape is crucial; the leaves should be consistent, intact, and free from excessive breakage or dust. The presence of tea stems is a positive sign, reflecting hand-picked precision, which maintains the natural structure and integrity of the leaves. These visual cues collectively suggest a high-quality tea that has been carefully harvested and processed to preserve its essential characteristics.
  • Aroma: High-quality Alishan Oolong will possess a distinctive, captivating fragrance that is immediately noticeable upon opening the package. This aroma should be a harmonious blend of floral and fruity notes, reminiscent of orchids, gardenias, or fresh mountain air. The scent must be fresh and vibrant, never musty or stale. When brewed, the tea should release a complex bouquet that fills the room with its delightful aroma, enhancing the overall tea experience. This fragrant profile, characteristic of high-altitude teas, indicates the tea’s origin and the careful, precise processing it underwent.
  • Flavor: A high-grade Alishan Oolong offers a smooth, creamy mouthfeel with a rich, layered flavor profile. The taste is predominantly sweet and floral, with subtle hints of fresh fruit and a pleasant, slight astringency. This tea leaves a lingering sweetness on the palate, encouraging multiple infusions. Each infusion should maintain the tea’s distinctive characteristics, demonstrating its ability to deliver consistent flavor and complexity over time. The balance of sweetness, floral notes, and refreshing undertones is a hallmark of superior Alishan Oolong Tea, making it a delightful and memorable experience for the drinker.
  • Leaf Quality After Brewing: High-quality leaves will be large, intact, and uniform in color, ranging from vibrant green to a slightly darker shade. These leaves should feel soft and pliable, indicating careful harvesting and processing. Additionally, the leaf edges should be smooth and well-defined, without excessive tearing or roughness. The presence of whole, undamaged leaves suggests that the tea was meticulously hand-picked and minimally processed, preserving its natural structure. This attention to detail ensures a superior flavor profile and a tea that stands up well to multiple infusions, offering a consistent and enriching tea-drinking experience.

Why Our Alishan Oolong Tea Taste So Good?

Discover the exceptional quality and taste of our Alishan Oolong Tea from Oolong Garden, crafted with precision and care to offer you a truly delightful tea experience. For customers wanting to know where to buy alishan oolong tea, here are top five reasons why oolong garden should be your best choice:

  • Premium High-Altitude Origin: Our Alishan Oolong Tea is sourced from the high-altitude Taihe region of Alishan, Chiayi, Taiwan, at elevations around 1200 meters. This unique environment provides the perfect conditions for tea cultivation. The fertile, unpolluted soil and abundant rainfall create an ideal setting for the tea plants to thrive. The significant temperature variations between day and night, along with the frequent mist and cloud cover, contribute to the slow growth of the tea leaves. This slow maturation process allows the leaves to develop a rich, complex flavor profile, capturing the essence of the Alishan mountains. The pristine environment ensures our tea is naturally high in nutrients and flavors.
  • Hand-Picked and Carefully Selected: At Oolong Garden, we ensure our Alishan Oolong Tea is hand-picked with utmost care. The harvesting standard of one bud and two leaves guarantees that only the finest and freshest leaves are selected. Hand-picking allows for precise selection, avoiding any damage to the leaves and preserving their natural integrity. This meticulous process ensures that the tea retains its full flavor potential, which machine-harvested teas often lack. Each leaf is picked at its peak, ensuring it captures the full essence of the tea’s rich, floral, and fruity notes. This dedication to quality results in a superior taste that stands out in every cup of our Alishan Oolong Tea.
  • Expertly Crafted Processing: The processing of our Alishan Oolong Tea is a testament to the artistry and skill of our tea artisans. The leaves undergo a light fermentation process, carefully monitored to preserve their natural flavors and aromas. Gentle roasting follows, which enhances the tea’s sweet, floral notes and subtle fruity undertones. The semi-spherical rolling technique ensures that the leaves unfurl beautifully during brewing, releasing their full flavor potential. This meticulous processing highlights the tea’s unique characteristics, making each sip a delightful experience. Our dedication to expert craftsmanship ensures that our Alishan Oolong Tea is both aromatic and flavorful, providing a truly exceptional tea-drinking experience.
  • Exceptional Freshness and Quality: At Oolong Garden, we are committed to delivering the freshest and highest quality Alishan Oolong Tea. Our tea leaves are tightly rolled and exhibit a glossy, oil-sheen surface, indicative of their freshness and careful handling. This meticulous attention to detail preserves the tea’s vibrant green hues and rich aroma, ensuring a fresh and invigorating taste with every cup. We pride ourselves on offering tea that is free from additives and artificial flavors, allowing you to enjoy the pure, natural essence of Alishan Oolong Tea. The exceptional freshness and quality of our tea make it a delightful and refreshing choice for any tea enthusiast.
  • Rich, Complex Flavor Profile: The flavor profile of our Alishan Oolong Tea is what truly sets it apart. The tea offers a smooth, creamy mouthfeel with a perfect balance of sweet floral notes and subtle fruitiness. Each sip reveals layers of complexity, with a refreshing undertone that leaves a lingering, pleasant aftertaste. The natural sweetness of the tea enhances its floral and fruity characteristics, making it a truly delightful beverage. This rich, complex flavor profile is a testament to the superior quality of our Alishan Oolong Tea. Whether you are a seasoned tea drinker or new to oolongs, our Alishan Oolong Tea promises an unforgettable and satisfying experience
Grade

First Grade, Premium Grade

Tea tree species

Milky Aroma Jin Xuan oolong, Ruan Zhi oolong

Roasting Level

Lightly Medium Roasted, Lightly Roasted

Weight

150g/5.3oz, 300g/10.6oz

Origin

Taiwan

Brand

Oolong Garden

Caffeinated

Low Caffeine

Feature

Fair Trade, Gluten-free, Kosher, Low-calorie, Sugar-free, Vegan

Fermentation Level

Lightly Fermented

Flavor

Classic, Floral

Health Benefits

Detoxing, Energy, Metabolic, Slimming, Soothing

Preparation

Hot & Iced

Sweetness

Unsweetened

Forms & Package

Loose Leaf, Ready Serve

Tea Type

Oolong Tea

Harvest Region

Taiwan

Variety

Original

How to Brew Alishan Oolong Tea

Hot Brew Method

To enjoy the full flavor of Alishan Oolong Tea, follow these precise steps for hot brewing:

  1. Preparation: Use 8 grams of Alishan Oolong Tea leaves for every 120 milliliters of water. Start by rinsing the tea leaves to awaken their flavors. Pour boiling water over the leaves and quickly pour it out.
  2. First Infusion: Add boiling water to the rinsed leaves and let it steep for 50 seconds. This initial steep will extract the delicate floral and fruity notes characteristic of Alishan Oolong.
  3. Second Infusion: For the second brew, steep the leaves for 45 seconds. The flavor will become richer and more complex, enhancing your tea experience.
  4. Third Infusion: Reduce the steeping time to 40 seconds. The tea will continue to offer a robust and balanced flavor profile.
  5. Subsequent Infusions: From the fourth infusion onwards, adjust the steeping time based on your taste preference. Add about 10 seconds for each subsequent brew. If the flavor becomes too strong, reduce the steeping time by 5 seconds compared to the previous infusion. Conversely, if the flavor is too light, increase the steeping time by 5 seconds.

Cold Brew Method

For a refreshing cold brew, follow these steps:

  1. Tea to Water Ratio: Use a ratio of 1 gram of Alishan Oolong Tea leaves to 100 milliliters of water. Place the tea leaves in a bottle.
  2. Water: Pour mineral water or pre-boiled and cooled water over the tea leaves. Ensure the bottle is sealed tightly with a lid.
  3. Refrigeration: Place the bottle in the refrigerator and let it steep for 5 to 8 hours. This slow extraction process will yield a smooth, subtly sweet tea with delicate floral notes, perfect for a refreshing drink on a hot day.

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