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 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
As someone who doesn't normally drink black tea, this tea would convert me.Naturally malty and even creamy, something I haven't tasted before in a black tea.Fantastic flavour and would match brilliantly with milk and as a base for a chai tea.
As someone who loves the intense flavour of straight matcha and traditional genmaicha, I thought this blend was a bit odd just from reading the description.But after trying it wow. You get the traditional genmaicha flavour but the added dusting of matcha dials up the flavour intensity without overpowering it. Great for those whom matcha is a bit too overpowering and want something more for everyday drinking.