Alishan (Meishan District) Premium, Spring 2020

Tea type
Oolong Tea
Ingredients
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Flavors
Bok Choy, Broccoli, Butter, Cookie, Corn Husk, Floral, Grass, Green, Herbaceous, Honey, Kale, Narcissus, Spinach, Vegetal
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Average preparation
Boiling 6 g 4 oz / 120 ml

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  • “I bought this premium Meishan Alishan to compare with the regular Meishan version. I steeped 6 g of leaf in a 120 ml teapot at boiling for 20, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 45, 60, 90, 120, and 240...” Read full tasting note
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This Alishan by Li Guo Dao is grown in the Meishan (Plum Mountain) District of Chaiyi County. This is the area where gaoshan gardens were first established in Taiwan. It differs from our other Alishan (Meishan District) tea in that the leaf has been given a slightly heavier roasting. It is more complex and nuanced than its lighter brother. It too has balanced acidity and noticeable length. The tea liquor is clear and bright. The tea has a very fragrant and complex nose and a bright finish.

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I bought this premium Meishan Alishan to compare with the regular Meishan version. I steeped 6 g of leaf in a 120 ml teapot at boiling for 20, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 45, 60, 90, 120, and 240 seconds.

The dry aroma is of heady spring flowers, honey, cookies, and grass. The first steep has intense notes of lilac, sweet pea, narcissus, and other flowers, plus butter, corn, bok choy, spinach, herbs, and grass. The second steep has green tea–like veggies balanced with herbs, flowers, and faint sweetness. The predominantly vegetal notes continue into the next few steeps, although there are plenty of floral, honey, and herbaceous notes as well. The end of the session focuses on kale, spinach, broccoli, bok choy, and other veggies, with a slight floral sweetness.

I was not expecting this tea to make such a swift and merciless descent from sweet Alishan florals to veggie soup. Maybe it was my brewing parameters, although I did my best to follow Tillerman’s instructions. I’ll keep experimenting to see if I can justify giving this tea a higher rating.

Flavors: Bok Choy, Broccoli, Butter, Cookie, Corn Husk, Floral, Grass, Green, Herbaceous, Honey, Kale, Narcissus, Spinach, Vegetal

Preparation
Boiling 6 g 4 OZ / 120 ML

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