A deep and abiding love of Oriental Beauty

A deep and abiding love of Oriental Beauty

'Superfine Alishan mountain high mountain oolong' from Teavivre

There are a lot of teas harvested at Alishan Mountain, and I found this to be one of the good ones, a good starter tea for someone like me.
I used my large gaiwan which is about 148 ml and I used the whole sample which was supposed to be 7grams but weighed out at 6.32grams.

I initially used water at 190, and as I proceeded and lowered temps I liked it even more.
I burped and it was the most pleasant burp I've ever had!

The harvest time: for this sample states April 20, 2015
the below info is from TEAVIVRE's website:
  • Fresh Leaves: one bud with three leaves
  • Dry Tea: twisted into large full particles, round shape, glossy and dark green
  • Tea Liquid: greenish yellow, clean and bright
  • Aroma: elegant floral aroma and light milk fragrance.
  • Flavor: pure and mild, tastes smooth and round in the month. The tea has a light fragrance of gardenia and milk, feels smooth going down to the throat, with long-lasting sweet aftertaste.
  • Leaf: leaves are soft and tender in complete shape with obvious buds.
  • Infusing: can be infused for over 8 steeps with long time for each steep.
I think perhaps I would have found this sample more to my liking in my smaller gaiwan, and wish I had enough to try it that way, but all 6 grams went into the 148ml.
I also would have liked to try it in my new, ( and first) Yixing pot which I just bought from Teavivre and LOVE, but again I don't have enough tea!

I will move on from the computer now, back to my tea-table for steeps 3-6!

Really good tea and well worth my time!