There is a reason that Alishan Oolong is famous(and expensive) and this tea is the best expression of it that we have ever found. Bright, floral, sweet, oceanic, and all the other descriptors used for Alishan Oolong can be found within these tightly rolled balls of leaf. The catch is that it is wildly expensive. Grown on the only organic farm in the Alishan area proper(that we know of), the farm can sell this tea for a lot of money, and justifiably so! It takes guts to grow organically in a place where conventionaly grown tea can be sold with an automatic 50% premium no matter the quality.
We don't have very much of this tea right now but we have decided to release it anyways to see what people think. If there is a demand we will buy some more and we will also be bringing in some of the winter pick for contrast. This farm also supplies our Alishan Red Oolong so if you would like to try the terroir that is a more affordable option.
Status: Certified Organic
Season: Spring 2018
Method: Hand picked, processed on site, very small batch
Region: Alishan, Nantou County
Recommend Brewing Style:
Gong Fu Style: 3-5g per 100ml, 100C water, 30, 45, 60 then add 5-10 seconds steeps in gaiwan. Lasts 4-5 steeps.
Western Style: 3g per 100ml, 100c water for 2 minutes. Lasts 2-3 steeps