Jesse's Alishan High Climate Taiwanese Oolong
ABOUT THIS TEA:
Ali Mountain in Taiwan is one of the most famous tea mountains in the world, and this Oolong has the classic Alishan combination of fresh, clean aroma and sweet, complex flavor.
Drinking this tea is like drinking fresh, sweet water with fruity floral notes and also a deep, classic oolong aftertaste. It’s light and enjoyable without being boring.
Amongst Oolongs, high-climate Oolong is prized because of its rich aroma and complex flavor. This tea is grown at an altitude of 1200-1700 meters, right in the prime zone for great tea.
Oolong teas are partially-oxidized teas, almost like a mix between a green and a black tea.
Oolongs are picked and then treated in a long, labor-intensive process that includes cultivating, harvesting, withering, oxidizing, fixing (or sha qing – “killing the green”), rolling and drying, and sometimes roasting.
The end result is a tea with a fantastic fragrance, almost like a green tea, but with a richer and more complex flavor than most green teas.
Oolong is best when stored airtight – that’s why I’m including a free nifty bag-closer with every order.
Every time I visit Taipei, I go to my tea guy Mr. Wu’s shop and go straight for the high-climate oolongs. This one is my personal go-to selection, since high climate teas get very expensive very quickly and this one is the right mix of quality and value that lets me make it an everyday tea choice.
These teas are high quality and can be re-steeped multiple times! Each serving makes between 4-8 big mugs of tea, so at around $.50 a cup, you get top quality Chinese teas at a price that you can enjoy every day.
Jesse's Teahouse started because when Jesse lived in Beijing, he realized the quality and value of the tea directly from the Beijing Tea Market was so much higher than what could be easily found in the States -- and around the world.
Jesse contacted his tea friends in Beijing, they shipped their best teas to him, and he sends them to you. That's it!
Best Deal Alert! If you really love tea and want an even better deal, get this tea as part of Jesse’s “Team Jenk Combo Box”.
Jesse believes the key to making good tea is to help his Chinese tea friends share not just their best teas, but also their advice on how best make the teas.
That's why each box comes also comes with an info card that tells you:
- Tea Origin
- Steep Temperature
- Steep Time
- Directions for both teapot steeping and gaiwan steeping
There are also links to tea-making videos on QR codes on the back of the info card included in the tea box.
In Chinese Gongfu Tea Tradition, Tea Pets accompany you at teatime and you "raise" them by feeding them tea! Check out Jesse’s Tea Pets here.