A Few thoughts our Sister had while enjoying Zhu Lu Alishan from Fong Mong Tea. . .
One of the first things to note is the tightly wrapped little tea leaves.
A beautiful jaded green leaf tightly rolled with care. A few still have twigs attached, which personally I like to see. It gives you more sense of how delicately the farmer plucked the leaf.
Clear, pale yellow liquor. No smell; wet or dry. Smooth mouth feel. I’m on my third cupping now and the leaves are still unraveling. It is a bit grassy with marine and mineral hints.
When the liquor first hits your mouth you will also get a sweet flavor. Sweet grass? It’s hard to describe. . .
Here’s the scoop!
Leaf Type: Oolong
Where to Buy: Fong Mong Tea Shop
Zhu Lu Alishan Gaoshan developed since 1980, the tea estate on Alishan area is the origin of the beginning to plant and produce the newest type of high mountain oolongs in Taiwan. At the elevation of 1000-1500 meters, the mountainsides are covered with fog or clouds which are ideal for growing Oolong. The tea estates are nestled in a beautiful scenic area with a 1000 years old forest nearby.