Fulfilled by our friends at Tea and Whisk
One of Leo's favorite teas, and one of the most popular teas in the store!
If you're looking for an excellent example of high mountain tea that is more than just a famous name, this is the tea for you.
We chose this 2020 harvest because it's one of the teamaker's most favorite batches in recent years. It's a myth that high mountain oolong can't be aged over time. If made well, they can age just as well as any pu-erh or dark oolong.
This tea is all about texture. Super rich, buttery, and almost luxurious, a hallmark of a good high mountain tea. The flavor is sweet and fresh, without being overly floral or green. The aftertaste is even sweeter.
Alishan is one of the most iconic high mountain regions in Taiwan, but not all Alishan oolongs are created equal. Because Alishan is so famous, there's a big range of quality on the market.
Our Alishan is made by one of the region's most famous teamasters, with leaves picked in a natural garden. She has been working with the same leaves for more than 20 years, and knows how to bring out the best in every harvest. No pesticides or chemical fertilizers are used for the tea which really captures the essence of the high mountain environment. We're big fans!
Origin: Alishan, Taiwan
Harvest: Spring 2020
Notes: creamy, buttery, sweet