Friday, June 18, 2010

Spring 2010 Alishan High Mountain Oolong

Yesterday afternoon I received twenty 150-gram bags of Alishan High Mountain Oolong (阿里山高山烏龍茶) from my friend Penny Yang in Taipei. This tea was made in the Meishan (梅山) (Plum Mountain) area of Alishan and its production was closely monitored by Penny and her husband.

I've been drinking this tea all day and I really love it. It yields a fruity, clean, crisp liquor with a golden yellow color. The aroma is a touch flowery and reminds me of butterscotch. As the aroma evaporates, it starts to smell really sweet, like sugarcane. The flavor is spirited and bright on the tongue. Its taste reminds me of honey, nectarine and orange juice with a tiny hint of cinnamon bark.

This tea was for sale... but in only 24 hours it sold out! Many thanks to all of you who bought a bag or two! Sincerely, Brett.


lahikmajoe said...

This tea looks fantastic. My tea-seller in Hamburg has a nice selection of Oolongs, but I'm always on the lookout for more variety.

Some German shops have surprising connections and get the most unexpected teas. I'll keep my eyes open for this one.

Anonymous said...

"Reminds me of butterscotch..."

I'm glad I read this. I was drinking some oolong the other day and was trying to place the sweet taste I was getting - I think butterscotch is right on.