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Alishan High Mountain Roasted Oolong

The Maillard effect from masterful roast enhances the lychee and blueberry sweet notes of this High Mountain wonder.

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The Qing Xin (Green Heart|青心) cultivar is wielded masterfully in the hands of Farmer Chen. Farmer Chen for many years participated in the tea competitions and after winning many competitions, he graduated to becoming a final judge of the competition itself. The Qing Xin cultivar is a classic amongst high mountain teas, due to its delicate florality. In Farmer Chen’s hands the cultivar interweaves seamlessly with the harvest and the terroir.

Farmer Chen focuses primarily on unroasted, low oxidized green Oolongs, so when he decides to roast his Qing Xin oolong we take notice. In the philosophy of French cuisine, using high quality base ingredients with minimal skilled cooking to enhance, Farmer Chen has created an absolutely beautiful tea. The Electronic Roasting machine is a complimentary enhancer rather than used to mask unwanted characteristics. Electronic roasting is a more clear roasting technique than charcoal, imparting less flavor from the technique itself. The Maillard Effect of roasting leads to a balanced and nuanced tea accentuating the fruit notes of the Qing Xin cultivar, coming in the form of lychee, peach and blueberry.

In terms of roast this is a light/medium roast, slightly more than our Dong Ding, and less than our Tie Guan Yin. We would recommend higher temperatures 95C+, however if you’re looking for more forward sweetness, we would recommend lowering temperature and longer brews.


Curious – Approach this tea with an open mind, and it will lead you to places unseen.




100g w/ compostable bag, 100g w/ reuseable tin, 50g w/ compostable bag, 50g w/ reusable tin


Oolong, Roasted

Tea Profile

Cultivar: Qing Xin

Origin: Yang/Chen Farm, Alishan-Bihu, Taiwan

Picking: 2022 Spring

Processing: <20% Oxidation, electronic roasted

Tasting Notes: Nutmeg, lychee, blueberry

Brewing Method

5g tea to 150ml water
1st brew: 95C, 30 sec
2nd brew: 95C, 20 sec
3rd+ brews: 100C, add 20 sec each time

It can be brewed up to 4-5 brews.
To brew Gōng Fū Chá Style, preheat the teapot before putting tea leaves, and start with boiling water quick brew, around 15-20 seconds.*
For the continuing brews, the brewing time can be increased 5-10 seconds on each brew.**

We don’t like to throw away the first brew (often called “first wash”) because all our oolong tea are high quality and clean, we feel like a waste to throw them away.
** Each tea is alive in this own way, this is just a recommended brewing method. We encourage you to listen to the tea, listen to yourself, feel the tea and experiment with the tea.

(If you discover an exciting method, please let us know, we are always happy to hear and learn from each other! )


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