Alishan is one of the more famous tea regions in Taiwan, with a great deal of oolong being produced there each year. However, much of the oolong grown in and around Alishan is lower in altitude, and cannot be labelled as "High Mountain Oolong" due to being grown at less than 1000 meters. There are many good teas grown in the lower altitudes, and they certainly have their place in the tea market, but the truly high mountain teas are what connoisseurs of oolong look for, and for good reason.
This Alishan oolong was grown at around 1300 meters, and has a very classic "Alishan" flavor profile. The leaves in particular are very nice looking with this batch, and it's clear it was harvested with great care. There is an almost savory quality to a good oolong grown at this elevation, and it is this "soupy" quality that drinkers often look for to determine the quality of the leaf. There is a lingering sweetness in the aftertaste, and the overall feel is that this is a very "clean" tea. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do!