Victoria wrote:Oh my!!! Sounds like you have an Ali Shan green oolong on your hands there missy!! <faints>
Heh, I just got my hands on some too. Probably about half a pound. My BFF went to Taiwan with her boyfriend a while ago and she brought back a bunch of tea. She didn't know what it was and she said she would give me a bag. So I opened it up and checked it out. She found out later (from sites written in only Chinese) that it was from Ali Shan. I brewed some up yesterday and today and it is wonderful. She was saying she had it a few times in Taiwan and loved it the first time but they couldn't get the same buttery taste at other places. I told her about changing the brewing parameters and to see what makes it better. I have a ton of this stuff now and I am exited about it, even though we don't know *exactly* what it is (they didn't know the questions to ask).