So some Alishan High Mountain Oolong is finally here!
Michael brought me the tea and he was just too excited from his Taiwan trip; he couldn't stop talking about it. I asked about my friends in Alishan. He smiled and said he fell in love with the family. I can see why he would fall in love with the family.
We sat and drank the Alishan in a gaiwan. The tea smelled very fragrant. The first infusion didn't show much flavor. The second one finally gave me a good sense of how this tea was.
Some friends are here to try the new Alishan.
Here are some taste notes from my friends:
Alice loves the first infusion for its smoothness.
Jenn thinks it's sweet and rich on the first infusion. The second infusion reminds her of Juniper and has a strong Hui-Gan, which means sweetness returns and attaches to the throat after one drinks the tea.
Jason thinks the first infusion very smooth. The second infusion has a bigger scent and body, with a hint of evergreen and basil. The third infusion is very sweet on the side of his tongue with a strong Hui-Gan. The fourth infusion is pleasant but starts to taper off.
There were only two crops of tea ready when Michael was visiting. The weather condition was rainy. I heard that this season the weather has been off and on. Please pray that it will be good to make some delicious Oolongs.