Ali Shan Garden Direct High Mountain Oolong

makes 30 cups
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Elevation: 1,400m
Cultivar: Qingxin
Harvest Season: November 2017

The winter harvest of Gao Shan Cha is prized for its complex fragrances, delicate body, and lovely pale green infusion color. We selected this tea for its dewy sweetness and hint of gentle baking which draws out a pleasant note of macadamia nut milk in the finish

Tasting Notes

This winter micro-lot from Ali Shan has a wondrous aromatic bouquet distinguished by notes of sweet tropical cherimoya, lilac blossoms, and a hint of macadamia nut milk.

Traditional Brewing

Brewing Guidelines:
Water Temperature: 190°F
Leaf to Water Ratio: Fill 20% of a gaiwan with tea
Steep Times: 1st infusion 1 minute, 2nd infusion 30 seconds, 3rd infusion 1 minute, additional subsequent infusions add 15 sec

Guywan Brewing from Rishi Tea on Vimeo.

For the best infusions, we recommend brewing this tea in a Gaiwan.

We encourage you to experiment with the quantity of tea leaves and the length of the steep time to find your desired brew strength. Varying the water temperature isn't recommended, as water that is too hot will over-extract the bitter components of tea, while water that is too cool might not fully draw out the aromas and flavors of tea.


Oolong tea.


A-li Shan, Taiwan