Tea Type: Oolong Tea
Tea Region: Alishan, Chiayi County, Taiwan
- Appearance: Clear, golden-amber coloured liquor.
- Aroma: Floral (meadow, rose, lily of the valley) and vegetal notes.
- Flavour: Sweet, floral (orchids, rose, lily of the valley) flavour with refreshing vegetal, bell pepper and petit pois notes.
- Mouthfeel: Smooth, refreshing liquor. Lingering floral note in the finish.
- Measure 1g of tea per 100ml water. Boil water to 90℃. Steep for 5 minutes.
Tips for Tea Connoisseurs
Qing Xin, literally meaning "Green Heart" in Chinese, is one of the four main cultivars grown in Taiwan (i.e. Qing Xin, Qing Xin Da Pan, Si Ji Chun, Jin Xuan cultivars). Qing Xin is the most desired cultivar to make high mountain oolong teas in Taiwan and is a highly sought-after characteristic of high mountain oolong teas among tea connoisseurs. The legendary Taiwanese Dong Ding oolong tea is traditionally made from Qing Xin cultivar as well.
Our Alishan Lily of The Valley is made from hand-picked tender leaves of Qing Xin cultivar grown in the high elevation of 1500m in Ali Mountain, Chiayi County, Taiwan, one of the most celebrated region for high mountain oolong teas. With its mineral rich soil and a cool, misty climate, Ali Mountain offers an ideal terroir for supreme quality high mountain oolong teas. As tea bushes grown in the high elevation are affected by the limited sun exposure and the cooler temperature in their habitat, the tea bush yields sweeter and tender leaves, as the leaves contain more amino acids but less catechin.
Alishan Lily of The Valley is a delicately oxidised jade oolong and offers a highly aromatic and fragrant infusion, full of delicate sweet, refreshing, floral bouquet, evocative of a wild flower field and spring meadow. In comparison to our Alishan Qing Xin Jade or Traditional Roasted Dong Ding, our other Taiwanese oolong teas made from Qing Xin cultivar, Alishan Lily of The Valley remains highly floral, refreshing and sweet, without any hint of baking and roasting, tea production techniques which often results in toasty, biscuity of firewood notes.
If you already loved our award-winning Great Taste 2 star winner, Baozhong, you will love Alishan Lily of The Valley. This is an exquisite, rare, high mountain Qing Xin Oolong Tea will lead your palate to another level of oolong tea appreciation.
As with all the teas, oolong tea also offers us health benefits to increase our sense of well-being. Several studies indicate that oolong tea is a rich source of antioxidant polyphenols and it may well be just as beneficial as green tea to promote weight loss and cardiovascular health by reducing high blood pressure and cholesterol.
If you like this product you may also like Alishan Golden Lily, another lightly oxidised, high-mountain, jade oolong with delicate floral sweetness.