Mount A-Li - 阿里山高山茶
Ali Shan is the best-known mountain for tea production in Taiwan. Unknown to most, it also houses the largest grove of red cypress trees over 2,000 years old. This tea takes after its senior cypress neighbor: he is immediately striking. Made with the beloved milk cultivar, the buttery aroma is reminiscent of French pastry. Taste buttery brioche, nougat, and toasted chestnuts. We see the beauty of Ali Shan’s cloud ocean as we cuddle up with this gently roasted tea. Our shoulders drop and our minds quiet as soft layers of clouds roll majestically over the summits.
Origin: Meishan Township, Chiayi County, Taiwan
Tea maker: Hsu Ming Fu
Elevation: 1,000 meters
Flavor Profile: Butter brioche, nougat, toasted chestnut
Mouth Feel: Medium bodied, firm, forward
1 oz / 29 grams / 5-6 servings per ounce