Reviews

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.

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Nicole has been writing about her love of the leaf since 2008. Her work has been featured on World Tea News, The Daily Tea, Tea Journey, and other publications. She is the winner of the 2018 World Tea Award for Best Tea Blog.