The origins of our Ali Shan Tea
An exquisite grade of Oolong, our Ali Shan loose-leaf tea is grown among the mountainous hills of Chuaya County, Taiwan, and produces a delicious buttery infusion with delicate hints of milky sweet apricot.
This exceptional loose leaf, which is celebrated as one of the best high mountain Oolong teas available, is grown from the Jin Xuan cultivar at an altitude exceeding 1200m above sea level, in a dreamy climate that is blustery, cool and humid. These conditions are known for accenting a buttery mouthfeel and can be seen within other high grown teas.
Within the tea garden, each plant is lovingly nursed until the supple young tea leaves emerge. Once they reach their optimum, the leaves are picked, withered, cooled, tossed, the colour fixed by gentle heating, rolling and drying. The result is a dark green, tightly rolled and partially oxidised Oolong tea pellet with light brown stems. Brewing this tea produces a green, golden infusion that is best enjoyed throughout the day.
A fantastic alternative, but still a Taiwanese mountain-grown tea, is our No. 90 Four Seaon Oolong tea. Experience a floral flavour paired with toasted nuts.