Taiwan Ali Shan Wu Long Cha

Ali Shan Tea is one of Taiwan's most celebrated Oolong teas. With its fresh, clean and creamy texture, it is extremely refreshing yet rich.

10g bag (10 cups)* £3.05 Add to Basket
50g bag (50 cups)* £12.00 Add to Basket
250g bag (250 cups)* £54.00 Add to Basket
500g (2x 250g bags) (500 cups)* £98.00 Add to Basket
GiftFor Newcomers
RegionTaiwan, Ali Shan
TypeOolong
TasteFragrant, Refreshing, Smooth, Sweet
Time of DayLunchtime, Afternoon
LevelExplorer
RangeLoose Tea

Ali Shan Oolong teas are famous for their outstanding aroma and flavour. An exquisite tea with fresh notes of spring flowers with depth of mango and apricot.

*Based on 3g per serving, infused 3 times.

Appearance: tightly rolled large leaves on long stalks

Infusion: vibrant and bright yellow

Aroma: creamy with beautiful hints of apricot and osmanthus flowers

Taste: fantastically fresh and light with spring flower, mango and apricot complexities.

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  • 5 stars rating

    Spring Juice

    Federico Avanzati, May 2014

    The dry leaves have a distinct crisp and slightly astringent aroma, typical of the best less oxidized oolong without any trace of burnt leaves.
    Adding hot water and pouring the first infusion lets the leaves unfurl and they start releasing a rich scent resembling of flowers, fresh herbs and fruits. The liquor has a stunning emerald green hue and in the mouth reveals a very dense and creamy texture. At first you can taste just a touch of bitterness and a very rich "green" flavour, and then a distinct aromatic aftertaste refreshes your palate. This tea actually gives you the impression of drinking a concentrated fresh juice. Surely a favourite of mine!
  • 5 stars rating

    Rich and buttery with muscatel wine flavours

    Mr Steven Thomas, Apr 2011

    I could smell rich buttery aromas as soon as I opened the sample pack of this. When I added the tightly rolled leaves to my freshly washed glass jug, and they first touched moisture, I smelt this amazing fermented yak butter! Now, that's quite a surprise because I've never smelt real yak butter, but that's immediately what my brain told me was there.
    I washed the leaves for 30 seconds, and then made a first infusion. It was amazing; so creamy, with a muscatel wine flavour. Imagine if you found the most beautiful velvety white wine which tasted of fine darjeeling tea, and then you drank that hot- that approximates what you taste with this.
    The buttery richness stays in the second infusion, and drinking this is truly a rewarding experience. It makes me think of the finest Australian white wines, the best darjeeling tea, and yaks! That's quite a tea.
  • 4 stars rating

    Superb smooth fruity tea

    Mr Mark Welby, Jan 2011

    This is the first of the lighter colour Oolongs I have tried. Its fantastic- a lovely smooth fruity taste- Havent tried further steeps yet.
  • 5 stars rating

    Wonderful memories

    Mr Alan McCourt, Sep 2010

    I fell for oolong tea at business meetings in Taiwan (the meetings always started with a tumbler containg the tea leaves plonked in front of me, hot water poured in and no business discussed until the tea leaves had unfurled and infused and I had taken the first sip) and I have been trying ever since to recapture the memories (of the tea, not the meetings)
    Jing Tea's a li shan oolong hits the spot perfectly
    I normally start my day around 05.00 and this tea is the perfect first drink of the day - delicate, cleansing and refreshing
    I prefer a lighter touch than Mr Pennington (one heaped teaspoon for me) but I agree with everything he says about the multiple infusions, although I normally stop at three and have never tried numbers five or six
  • 5 stars rating

    An oolong in a class of its own

    Mr Toby Pennington, Apr 2010

    As soon as I opened the vacuum sealed packet to this tea and smelt its rich, fruity and almost nutty aroma I knew I was in for a special experience with this tea. It is quite green for an oolong, which is pleasing for an avid green tea fan like me.
    After a few attempts with different steeping times and quantities I have settled on one dessert spoon for two minutes with water at about 85 degrees C. I infuse it in my glass teapot as I love watching the small rolls of tea unroll into a very deep green full leave.
    The aroma whilst it brews is even better than when it is fresh out of the packet although it is its clean, unique, nutty, fruity and bright flavour that has made this my favourite tea so far in Jing’s range. I steeped it four times with the 3rd steeping being the best – although I think it could easily be steeped 5 or maybe even 6 times. This is truly an exceptional oolong that I cannot recommend more highly.

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