Original Alishan Oolong

Location: Meishan village, Chiayi County
Altitude: 1300 m
Harvest: Winter 2017, november 11
Profile: This Original Oolong tea from the Alishan Mountain area is definitely one of the most famous and popular Oolong teas. It’s nicely balanced between fresh, vegetal notes and sweet, floral flavors, and ends with a clean, fragrant aftertaste.

 

Served at its best:

Water: 85 - 90°
Traditional way:
1 g of tea leaves per 30 ml - 2,5 min
Up to 3 infusions with the same leaves
Western way:
 5 g per 300 ml - 4 min
First rinse your tea

We were looking forward to meet Ray and his wife Tara at their tea farm in Meishan, a lush green village in the famous Alishan mountain area. Last year we already met Ray's father. Because we couldn't express ourselves in Chinese to him, his tea had to speak for itself. We were so blown away about these unique flavors that we really wanted to go back this year. So after being in contact (in English) with them for a year, we finally met Ray and Tara. Now we're not only blown away about the quality of their tea, but also about their philosophy and approach of running the tea farm.