Alishan Mountain Black
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A highly unusual black tea from Taiwan's most famous oolong region. With upfront notes of stone fruit, honey, and a lingering juicy finish, Alishan Black is an unforgettable flavor adventure!
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1.5-2.0 tsp per 8 oz of water, 208°F, 2-4 min.When using a yixing teapot or a gaiwan, use twice as much tea and steep the same tea leaves 1-2 minutes multiple times until the flavor fades.
- This tea is oxidized like a black tea, but otherwise processed like an oolong tea.
- When drinking this particular tea, pay attention to when the aftertaste begins. It waits a few seconds after you swallow as if teasing you. Then the flavor blooms to surprise you!
- Alishan means "Ali Mountain," and is located in the central region of Taiwan, where high elevation, rich acidic soil, abundant rainfall, and persistent fog create the perfect growing conditions to create the complex flavor components in this tea.
Cultivar - Jin Xuan (Taiwan #12); Region - Alishan, Chiayi, Taiwan; Harvest - 2017 Spring
- Located in Taiwan's Chiayi County, Alishan is the name of eighteen hills, with Tower Hill being its highest peak at almost 9,000 ft.
- Alishan is world famous for its 'five rare sites' including the Sunrise, the Ali Forest Railway, the famous Alishan Sacred Tree, the Grand Sea of Clouds, and the Flamboyant Cherry Blossom.
- Fresh, baked or grilled apricots or peaches
- Soba noodles
- Buttery scallops, shrimp, lobster or Dover sole
- Mango pudding
- Peach ice cream
- Chocolate mousse
- German Heffeweizen beer
Taiwan black tea: 100%