Tuesday, January 14, 2014

JING Tea Ali Shan Oolong

Country of Origin: Taiwan
Leaf Appearance: deep green, tightly rolled
Ingredients: oolong tea
Steep time: 30 seconds
Water Temperature: 195 degrees
Preparation Method: porcelain gaiwan
Liquor: gold

The taste of this tea was deeply floral with a sweet and vegetal finish. In short, it was everything that I love about Ali Shan oolong. Fruity notes added a pleasant lightness that kept it from being too "green". The mouth-feel was smooth and almost creamy. I did about six consecutive infusions and the flavor remained consistent throughout. The leaves took their time unfurling but they had completely filled my gaiwan by the time that I was finished. They had a incredible aroma, even after brewing several times. Using a gaiwan or gongfu sized teapot is definitely the recommended way to go with this one. I've been very impressed with the quality of the tea that I've tried from +JING Tea.

Ali Shan Oolong sample provided by JING Tea.