Alishan Tieguanyin

Owes its flavors to oxidation levels between green & black tea.

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Alishan Tieguanyin

by bagua7 » Oct 8th 18 5:52 am

This one I never tried and it got me curious. I saw it advertised in the last Tea Hong's newsletter.

I didn't know the Taiwanese grew a varietal of TGY but with a different and distinctive flavour.

Has anyone tried it?

First impressions?

Cheers :)

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Re: Alishan Tieguanyin

by FBee » Oct 8th 18 6:07 am

bagua7 wrote: This one I never tried and it got me curious. I saw it advertised in the last Tea Hong's newsletter.

I didn't know the Taiwanese grew a varietal of TGY but with a different and distinctive flavour.

Has anyone tried it?

First impressions?

Cheers :)
Taiwan is actually famous for its TGY. But typically it is grown around the area of Muzha in the North. Compared to the Chinese modern version TW TGY is almost always at least medium roast, never green. More close to what TGY used to be in China before the trend for greener versions took over.

I can not for the life of it get used to Chinese TGY, the spinachy, grassy flavour makes me want to spit it out...

Not sure how Alishan TGY turns out though...

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Re: Alishan Tieguanyin

by bagua7 » Oct 15th 18 6:03 am

Thanks for your reply. I ended up buying some Muzha TGY instead. Alishan is known for lovely gaoshan oolong. I didn't want to risk it for something I might not fully enjoy.

Cheers! :)

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Re: Alishan Tieguanyin

by FBee » Oct 15th 18 7:08 am

bagua7 wrote: Alishan is known for lovely gaoshan oolong.
In Taiwan Alishan is known for sub-standard rip-off tea for Chinese and Japanese tourists :mrgreen:

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Re: Alishan Tieguanyin

by 12Tea » Oct 16th 18 7:26 am

FBee wrote:
bagua7 wrote: Alishan is known for lovely gaoshan oolong.
In Taiwan Alishan is known for sub-standard rip-off tea for Chinese and Japanese tourists :mrgreen:
If you visit tea regions as a tourist, you'll always be presented rip of tea I guess....