Ali Shan Oolong
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Ali Shan Oolong

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 Mt. Ali Oolong from Ali Shan area is one of the best and the most famous oolong from Taiwan. Ali Shan mountain is the largest mountain range in Taiwan. This tea grows on the high mountain area - Mountain Ali. Tea grows on the height 500-1500 m, and together with unique climate this gives to the tea very soft and sweet taste.High mountain Oolongs from Ali Shan belongs to the group of PouChong oolong.Tea bushes grow on high-mountain plantations in the ecologically clean environment. Tea is harvested several times a year, in spring and autumn. The raw stuff for the production of this tea is freshly picked rich bud with 2 young leaves. After harvesting bud and leaves mash to raise a juice, and fermentation begins. Tea leaves are oxidized by the air. After that fermented tea is fried in boilers for some time. The combination of time and temperature of roasting is held every plantation in the strictest confidence. Modern technology of tea leaf rolling and heat treatment can keep the high content of tannins and catechines.Leaves: are green, compact, rolled into small balls, which are straighten during brewing

Benefits:

Promotes weight loss due contained in tea theine (tea caffeine), vitamins and minerals. Affects lipid metabolism, helps with atherosclerosis, strengthens blood vessels, relieves tension, promotes relaxation and improves mood.

Taste:

Clean and clear brew is golden emerald colored. Aroma is rich floral-fruity with a hint of peach. Taste is very soft with sugar and floral aromas and vanilla - creamy aftertaste. This oolong is perfect for quiet afternoon or five o’clock tea.

Brewing:

This Oolong tea is suitable any kind of tea pot, but we suggested clay tea pot suits much better.

Brewing methods:

2 Brewing methods:
  1. Traditional KungFu Tea:
    1. Warm up the tea pot with the boiling water, put 4-6 grams of tea, and pour small amount of the boiling water into the tea and pour out.
    2. Then pour boiling water (100°C / 212°F) and cover tea pot for 25-35 second for first serving, the tea must totally separate after time out.
    3. Next infusion can be add extra 10-20 sec on each, up till 5 to 6 infusions.
  2. Regular big teapot:
    1. Warm up the tea pot with the boiling water, put 6-8 grams of tea, and pour small amount of the boiling water into the tea and pour out.
    2. Then pour boiling water (100°C / 212°F) and cover tea pot for 2-3 minutes for first serving, the tea must totally separate after time out.
    3. Next infusion can be add extra 1 min on each, only up till 2 to 3 infusions.

Additional information:

This is one of the traditional ways of brewing. Depending on individual gustatory preferences you can you can vary brewing time from 20 sec to 5 minutes.

Please note, that it is natural tea with high content of active elements, including caffeine, and minerals and some unusual feelings could appear. In that case we recommend decrease quantity of dry leaves and brewing time.

Origin:

Ali Shan mountain, Taiwan

 Harvest/Produced:

2018

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