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Tea only came to Ali San in the last few decades. Before that the high mountains in Southern Taiwan were logged. Now these scenic mountains make great oolongs in the balled style of their neighbors in southern Fujian Province.
Dry Leaves Dark green rolled leaves.
Liquor Light gold.
Aroma Potent gardenia and lilac aromas with tops notes of crystallized sugar and fresh citrus.
Caffeine Level Caffeinated
Body The body is medium with some creaminess. This tea may be brewed multiple times.
Flavors Ali San is among the creamiest of oolongs. It gives a nice coating sensation and some butteriness along with lime citrus notes and a quiet, underlying vegetal flavor.
Brewing Time 4 to 5 minutes
Brewing Temperature 205° F

Ali San Oolong

This was one of the first of the high mountain teas, from the Ali San area in the southern mountains of Taiwan. About 20 years ago Taiwan’s tea industry went through a radical change; they stopped producing the old teas that were exported to Westerners, and these better oolongs were made for the newly prosperous domestic market. Now we all can appreciate the lovely lemony and creamy flavors of this lightly oxidized oolong.
This was one of the first of the high mountain teas, from the Ali San area in the southern mountains of Taiwan. About 20 years ago Taiwan’s tea industry went through a radical change; they stopped producing the old teas that were exported to Westerners, and these better oolongs were made for the newly prosperous domestic market. Now we all can appreciate the lovely lemony and creamy flavors of this lightly oxidized oolong.
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Ali San - loose tea sample
SKU: 49008-107
$5.00

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Ali San - loose 2 oz tin
SKU: 44201
$27.00
Ali San - loose 1 lb bag
SKU: 41603
$210.00

Quick Overview

This was one of the first of the high mountain teas, from the Ali San area in the southern mountains of Taiwan. About 20 years ago Taiwan’s tea industry went through a radical change; they stopped producing the old teas that were exported to Westerners, and these better oolongs were made for the newly prosperous domestic market. Now we all can appreciate the lovely lemony and creamy flavors of this lightly oxidized oolong.

Customer Reviews

Tea snob

1/1/15

Wonderful and refreshing
Average Review:

Ali San is among the best Taiwani Oolongs, if not the best. The aroma is immensely satisfying, I definitely picked up on the Lilac notes. The taste is both refreshing and full, giving off hints of citrus. Unlike most teas I've had, Ali San can be re-infused multiple times without sacrificing nearly as much flavor as other teas. Over all, a comforting and refreshing brew.

Teatime101

1/19/14

Light, afternoon time tea
Average Review:

This tea is pretty good, doesn't have much flavor though. It is nice if you are looking for a very light tea, I usually like something darker though.

Jen

11/4/13

Exquisite and my favorite oolong.
Average Review:

I agree with Jean-Marc's review. More like a hint of perfume that promises and doesn't disappoint.

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