The Superfine Alishan Oolong has a distinctive milky aroma, and a more intense, lasting flavour than most Jin Xuan-style (creamy) Oolongs. One of the reasons is that it’s a hand-picked oolong.
It’s also a high-altitude tea. The hand-picked oolong tradition at high elevations ensures that only the best-quality leaves and buds find their way into your oolong tea pot.
This is one of the finest of Taiwan’s numerous oolong varieties.
Brewing & Enjoying Superfine Alishan Oolong
This tea can be steeped at 85-95 degrees Celsius.
Quantities will vary according to taste, but try starting with 4 grams per 200 ml of water.
The first brew can be 60 to 90 seconds. This allows the leaves to unfurl and provide optimum flavour. Brews two and three may be shorter–try 45 and 60 seconds. You could even go for a fourth and fifth infusion with this hand-picked oolong. These should be longer (1-2 minutes) because by then the flavours will lose their punch.
PS: Filtered water works best. Yixing clay pots are traditionally used to brew oolong, as point 7 of this post explains.
This tea is perfect for vegans or those that crave a creamy warm texture to their teas. It's a perfect middle path for me because I generally don't enjoy green teas. It's like a perfect marriage between a green tea and a black tea. The flavours seem to intensify on a second or third infusion of the tea leaves.
We're very glad you enjoy the Jinxuan oolong, Misbah.
I recently bought this via special order.The earthy aroma and complexity of flavour is something I've never tasted before in a tea.Just magnificent.
It is indeed a wonderful tea. Thanks for the glowing review Konrad!
This sencha is fabulous. Such intensity and purity of flavour.One of the best I've tried
Tried this today at the Melbourne (first) Tea Festival and it was amazing! Smooth, sweet and natural with all its goodness. It was just mesmerizing watching the green tea master perform the traditional Japanese tea ceremony. Returned multiple times for more! Definitely how green tea should be known to the general public. Thank you for the awesome experience!
Thank you for the feedback! We're looking forward to sharing this amazing tea again in the near future.
This tea has a fabulous earthiness and funkiness. But really it's like a wine that needs to be cellared for a few years. Good Puer aged for a few years is tea like no other. The roasted earthy notes will intensify and soften over time.
The Bordeaux of teas...Love that description