Alishan Black


This is a high mountain black tea from Alishan. This type of tea is also called Red Oolong because it is as dark as a black tea, but aromatic like an oolong. We find this tea is popular with a broad range of tea drinkers because it is complex, sweet and fruity with a depth in aftertaste and mouthfeel.


The leaves are tightly ball rolled in the style of high mountain oolong, and it has a complexity of notes that reflects high elevation tea. But the notes are darker, starting at caramel and spiciness in the bass range and with rich ripe fruit notes at the top. It is a flavorful and fruity tea. The broth is juicy with medium weight in the mouth and a nice mouthwatering effect that shows up in the aftertaste. It does very well "grandpa style". Overall, finer and more complex than our last batch, and slightly leaning towards oolong feeling on the oolong-black spectrum.


  • Harvest Location : Alishan, Taiwan
  • Harvest Date : August, 2019
  • Cultivar : Qing Xin
  • Farming Method : Unsprayed

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