Ali Shan, Taiwan

Ali Shan is a mountainous township within Chiayi County, Taiwan. Located on the western coast of the island, it is home to Mount Ali, a region in Chiayi that emcompasses approximately 25 individual peaks that extend up to an elevation of over 7,000 feet. It is here that the famous high mountain oolongs originate.

These high elevations and extreme conditions that result in hardier teas that have a higher concentration of flavor. With lower temperatures and less sunlight the growth of the leaf is stunted, concentrating the nutrients and producing a much more complex flavor.
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Yu Ting Chen's
ali shan special
A silky cup that tells of its high altitude origin and beautiful tender leaves.