Review: Cameron Tea AliShan High Mountain Oolong

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Thumbs up!"This oolong will please those looking for a creamy, floral brew. Its smooth, velvety feel is possibly my favourite part of the experience, especially in contrast with the bright and crisp floral notes. Highly recommended! "
Sophie’s Teaview: 9.3/10
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cameronalishanoolonghighThis oolong was harvested at an altitude of 1500m above sea level, on the slopes of Mt Ali, one of Taiwan’s most famous tea growing areas. The leaves have been tightly rolled into nuggets of varying shapes and sizes. They seem to be on the small side for a high elevation tea. Their scent is a sweet mixture of cinnamon, peonies and baked peaches. Yum!

I brew one heaping teaspoonful of leaves in 250ml of water heated to 95 degrees Celsius for 3 minutes. The pale gold cup is creamy and floral. The sip starts off with some toasted grain notes. The flavours get progressively sweeter towards the finish. The lingering aftertaste mixes flowers and stone fruit notes. The smooth, velvety feel is possibly my favourite part of the experience, especially in contrast with the bright and crisp floral notes.

I manage to pull 3 more pleasant steeps from the leaves. After 3 and a half minutes, my second attempt is grassier tasting and more astringent in feel. There are still lots of baked fruit and floral notes to make things interesting though.

I brew a third cup following a 4 and a half minute long steep. The results are back to being smooth and very floral. A broth-like mushroom undertone has developed as well. This infusion has a remarkably good balance of flavours still.

After 6 mins, my fourth brew is good but more mineral tasting, with a slightly rougher feel as it cools. The leaves still have a good amount of flower notes left but I can tell they are starting to fade.

I’ve been impressed with the quality of Cameron Tea’s offerings so far - this tea is no different. This oolong will please those looking for a creamy, floral brew. The flavour profile is relatively complex, featuring some more subtle baked fruit, grass and broth notes. It’s also competitively priced. There’s really no reason not to buy this tea!

— To purchase Cameron Tea AliShan High Mountain 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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