This unique varietal of oolong tea is grown in the high-altitude mountains of the Ai Lao range, located in the eastern part of Jing Dong County, Simao Prefecture, Yunnan.
Yunnan Oolong Tea introduces the original Qingxin (green heart) Oolong variety from Taiwan. It not only makes use of Taiwan’s excellent tea tree varieties and advanced tea-making technology, but also benefits from the high mountain and humid climate environment of Ai Lao, Yunnan, and the geographical advantage of 2200 meters above sea level. Yunnan Oolong Tea Has its unique quality and taste.
This high mountain oolong tea comes from the remote area called Ai Lao – the birthplace of all tea. Ailao Mountain, named after the ancient Ailao country, is the boundary mountain in the east of the ancient Ailao country. It is located in the middle of Yunnan, China. It is an extension of Yunling to the south. It is the boundary between the Yunnan-Guizhou Plateau and the Hengduan Mountains. It is also the Yuanjiang and Amojiang Rivers. Ailao Mountain runs from the northwest to the southeast, starting from Chuxiong City in the north and reaching Luchun County in the south, with a total length of about 500 kilometers. The highest peak of Ailao Mountain is the Damoyan Peak in Shuitang Town, Xinping County, with an elevation of 3166 meters. The tea trees are bathed frequently in mist and dew and benefit from the high-altitude sunshine.
Processed in the Taiwanese high mountain oolong style, lightly roasted, this tea was allowed to oxidize partially and brews a golden yellow soup. You get a good balance of fragrance and mouthfeel. Tightly rolled green leaves produce a fragrant light yellow liquor. The fresh taste is smooth and balanced with floral, creamy and nutty notes and a tangy, fruity aftertaste. It has a comforting Qi and even a glimpse of Huigan.
The specialty of the leaves of Yunnan oolong is thick and tender, the tea leaves are green and shiny, the taste is pure and smooth, with a light floral fragrance, the flavor is unique like sweet-scented osmanthus, finishes with a long-lasting lingering taste.
Brewing Guide: Bring the water to a boil, pour into your pot or cup, cover and steep for 60 seconds. Add 30 ~ 60 seconds for subsequent steep.