Alishan Wulong Cha (Alishan Oolong Tea)
This Alishan by Lin Zhao-Huang is grown in the Meishan (Plum Mountain) District of Chaiyi County and is a good choice for those learning about gaoshan (high mountain) tea. It has balanced acidity and noticeable length. The tea liquor is clear and bright. The tea has a very pleasant fruit blossom nose and there are pleasant sugar cane notes in the mouth.
Grower: Lin Zhao-Huang
Cultivar: Qing Xin a.k.a. Oolong
Region: Alishan (Meishan District)
Harvest: Winter 2016
To prepare this tea in the traditional gongfu style use a gaiwan or Yixing pot and 6 grams of tea per 100ml of water at 195°F. Steep for 40 seconds. Reduce time to 30 seconds for the second steep and then increase with each subsequent steep.
For an 8 oz cup, use between 3-5 grams of tea, about a heaping teaspoon. Pour water at 195°F (90° C) over the leaves and steep for approximately 90 seconds. Always remember to adjust steeping time depending on water temperature, amount of tea you have and personal flavor preference. Increase time and temperature slightly with each infusion.