Alishan Oolong tea was developed in the early 1980s and grows between 2600 to 5200 feet in elevation. The entire area has been designated as a quasi-national park for its scenic beauty.
Fast Facts about Alishan Oolong Tea
Origin: Alishan (Mountains) Jiayi County Taiwan
Flavor: wonderfully creamy texture and rich taste with a delicate sweetness
Temperature: 176°F - 194°F
- Caffeine: 50-75 mg per cup
Weight: 100 grams (3.5 oz) per vacuum-sealed package
- Makes: 25-35 cups
- Price per cup: $1.30
- Weight loss
- Building and strengthening the body
- Reducing blood fat
- More than black tea, Alishan Oolong tea not only stimulates the activity of pancreatic fat-decomposition, but also reduces the absorption of carbohydrates and fatty foods
- Lowering blood pressure
- Preventing and treating arteriosclerosis and coronary heart disease
- Improving hearing – the protective effect on hearing in men is especially significant
- Antioxidant effect
- Nourishing beauty
The Alishan Oolong is a high mountain oolong tea from Taiwan. It is lightly oxidized and has a wonderfully creamy texture and rich taste with a delicate sweetness. Excellent clarity, the tea is pale greenish yellow with a floral taste, brisk aftertaste, and faint sweet aroma, this tea taste as it is scented with orchid.
How to Brew Alishan Oolong Tea
Measure out the quantity of leaves you want to steep and rinse the leaves with boiling water. Generally, you could plan on 1 teaspoon for 8 oz. of water.
While it's true that 'rinsing' removes dust that has settled on the tea during the aging process, it is more importantly used to 'awaken' the leaves before you infuse them. To rinse your Alishan Oolong tea, place the tea leaves in a brewing vessel, pour near-boiling water over them and then quickly discard the water.
After you've rinsed your Alishan Oolong, you're ready to steep it. Bring your water to 176-194°F, and steep for 15 to 30 seconds (if not using a tea holder) or 2-3 minutes (if using a tea holder). Some people prefer to use fully boiling water for a stronger flavor.
Note: Check with your health provider if you have health issues or questions about drinking the tea. We do not offer this information as guidance or advice for your situation.