Alishan Gaoshan Wulong Cha (Alishan High Mountain Oolong Tea)
Sheng Yu Ye
Grown at 1300 meters in the Tai He region of Alishan Mountain, this tea is a good choice for those learning about gaoshan (high mountain) tea; it is more forward and less subtle than some others. Mr. Sheng’s Winter 2021 tea is one of the great successes of the winter harvest in Alishan. It has a fragrant and fruity aroma and yields a yellow green infusion. It has balanced acidity and pronounced length.
Grower: Sheng Yu Ye
Cultivar: Qing Xin Wulong
Region: Alishan, Chiayi County
Harvest: October 26, 2021
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 212°F (100° C). Steep for 20 seconds. Reduce time to 15 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, for an 8 oz. cup. Pour water at 212°F (100° C) over the leaves and steep for approximately 60 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.