2021 Spring QingXin Oolong Ali Shan
Cultivar: Qingxin (ruanzhi) Oolong
Harvested by hand: May 2nd, 2021
Origin: ChangShuHu, Ali Shan (1300m)
Process: Lightly oxidized and rolled Oolong.
1. The view
Large dark green and light yellow dry green leaves. The brew's color is a bright, light and shiny yellow. It has a very good transparency. The open leaves are dark green, a sign that they've received plenty of sunshine. Their oxidation is very light.
2. The scents
The dry floral scent are light, fresh and foresty. It has hints of lavender and pine. The brew is a bouquet of lily flowers with hints of peaches.
3. The taste
Sweet, it feels buttery and fresh. It leaves a pleasant and long lasting aftertaste. It feels fresher and lighter than my other 2021 Spring Alishan Qingxin Oolong from RuiFeng.
Conclusion: this Alishan Oolong is top notch. It's on the green and fresh side, but it brings a lot of sweetness. It's exactly how you expect a great high mountain Oolong to taste! Even brewed in competition style, it tastes wonderful!