Winter 2018. Alishan. Roasted for a robust flavor and dark liquor.
Alishan Tan Pei Oolong Tea is a roasted Oolong Tea from Taiwan's Alishan tea district.
Tan Pei Oolong Tea has a distinctive roasted quality is evident in the aroma of the dry tea leaves right through to the brewed tea. It is a full-bodied tea with a robust flavor and dark liquor.
This tea is from the famous Alishan tea district of central Taiwan. The climate is cool and moist year-round, making it ideal for producing top-quality oolong tea. The region's fertile soil also supports a wide variety of vegetable and fruit farming.
Tan Pei Oolong Tea is hand-picked and hand-processed. It is classed as a high-mountain tea (Gao Shan) - meaning it is grown above 1,000 meters.
This is a pleasing tea any time of the year, but is especially suitable for the cooler weather of fall and winter.
|Harvest Date||November 2018|
| Varietal ||Chin Shin (Green Heart - qing xin - 青心烏龍)|
|Origin||Shi Zi (十字), Alishan, Chia Yi County, Taiwan|
|Elevation ||1,300 meters (4,200 feet) |
|Chinese Name ||阿里山碳焙烏龍茶|
|Pinyin ||Ālǐ shān tàn bèi wūlóng chá|
Here are some guidelines for brewing Tan Pei oolong tea. These are meant as a starting point only. Please adjust to suit your individual preferences.
- Brewing vessel: 150cc (5 US fluid ounces)
- 6 grams of tea leaves
- Water temperature: 85 - 90 C (185 - 195 F)
- Infusion durations: 30 seconds, 1 minute, 2 minutes, 3 minutes, and 4 minutes
The taste of the brewed tea is affected by the water quality, water temperature, amount of tea leaves, type of brewing vessel and the duration of each infusion.