Thursday, July 30, 2015

Tea Review: High Mountain Ali Shan Oolong (Shen Zen Tea)

High Mountain Ali Shan Oolong
Shen Zen Tea
Type:  Oolong
Origin:  Taiwan
Product Description:  High mountain oolongs are truly a tea connoisseur's treasure.  High elevation environments produce leaves that are thicker and more succulent.  This green oolong yields a golden infusion that has a smooth body and unique sweet, coconut flavor.  Oolong teas are often thought to boost metabolism.

Temperature: 195° F
Amount: 3 grams
Steeping Time: 3 minutes

The dry leaf aroma is grassy green, floral, with a hint of nuts.

The pale green-yellow infusion has an aroma of fresh spring greens and sweet cream with a hint of coconut.  The taste is smooth and green, sweet and buttery like sweet cream.  

This oolong remained full-bodied and delicious throughout three infusions with no noticeable loss in aroma or flavor while floral notes became more pronounced after the second infusion.  The fresh green aroma and taste remind me of Spring.  

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