Review: Canton Tea Ali Shan Oolong

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Thumbs up!"This has to be one of the best examples of a floral Ali Shan that I have ran across. I highly recommend picking some up for yourself."
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cantonalishanWhen I got up this morning, I just knew that I wanted a good oolong that I could just resteep throughout the day. I have been saving a couple from vendors that tend to have the best and now it is time to break them out for review.

My oolong today is one from Canton Tea Co that is an Ali Shan with a beautiful aroma. Predominantly a floral aroma, there are also hints of stone fruit and fresh cut grass. The leaves themselves are tightly rolled and range in color from a gold to olive.

I set them up to brew using 195 degree water and a steep time of 2 minutes. The resulting liquor is a honey color with the floral aroma still coming on strong along with ones of apricots and brown sugar.

This tea is nicely complex starting off with a sweetness from the flowers as well yams and brown sugar. Turning next to hint of minerals and copper. There is a sweet aftertaste that lingers and lingers. As the tea cools, I am also able to pick up hints of peaches, tobacco, caramel and sweet popcorn. What a taste sensation!

I was able to resteep this tea three times with great results each time. This has to be one of the best examples of a floral Ali Shan that I have ran across. I highly recommend picking some up for yourself.

— To purchase Canton Tea Ali Shan Oolong, or for more specific information on ingredients or the story behind this particular tea, click here to go directly to the manufacturer's web site.

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