A Review of Canton Tea Co's Alishan High Mountain Oolong
When I opened the package on this tea, I noticed that the smell was
wonderful. It was light and sweet in harmony with a flowery oolong
The tightly rolled leaves ranged in color from mid-green to
dark greenish brown. I steeped two cups of this tea first, and as it
steeped, this tea smelled just as sweet, if not sweeter, than when the
leaves were yet dry. In my small teapot, they began to quickly open and
expand. The aroma became a bit deeper as it steeped longer, and after a
few minutes, I poured the first cup.
The liquor was a lot lighter green than most oolongs I have had
recently, which surprised me. Also, there was something now unique about
the aroma. It smelled a bit like green tea mochi ice cream to me. The
taste of the first cup was full, not very heavy, and definitely still
carried those sweet tones with it. There was a playful deliciousness to
this tea that made it somehow fun to drink and very enjoyable.
The second pot was just as delicious as the first, and the flavors began to mellow out the longer I drank this tea.
I would rate this tea an 80/100 on my personal enjoyment scale.
Canton Tea Co's Alishan High Mountain Oolong can be purchased from their website, here.
Photo Credit to Canton Tea Co.
This review was unsolicited and uncompensated.