Tsou Alishan Red Mark 2015 - 50g - Weight: 50g

Tsou Alishan Red Mark 2015 - 50g - Weight: 50g


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Tsou Alishan Red Mark 2015 - 50g
 

A high-altitude, highly oxidised oolong from a beautiful part of central Taiwan. I discovered this garden while exploring Formosa this year (2023), trying to find the best of the area.
 
The Alishan Red Mark is a hong oolong that comes from the Chin Xin cultivar and is a hand-pick from the spring of 2015.
These more oxidized teas are left to age for at least 3 years to get better flavor and character, basically they are not even drunk/sold fresh. So the old dogma of only bringing fresh teas does not apply here, on the contrary, with age the tea gains its sophistication, refinement and elegance.
 
The dry leaf has an intense aroma combining ripe fruit, perhaps raisins with a floral note. In the cup and in the taste it is the ripe fruit that dominates, a combination of prunes, raisins, apples-cruciferous, the aftertaste is very smooth, delicate, sweet.
 
If you like this unique category - Hong oolong, then there is nothing to worry about. It's a tea that comes from an Alishan garden, which for me now represents a certain benchmark of quality in that area.
 
The tea is from 2015, so it is already 9 years old, but it is still not a tea that fully belongs in the aged tea category. That's where teas from 15 years of age onwards mostly belong. Despite its age, this tea shows no signs of aging at all, which is to be expected, it is a very fresh drink full of flavour that is perfectly balanced.
 
Another of the treasures of our Alishan range. 
 

Location: Alishan Mountain Range
Altitude: 1200-1500m
Cultivar: Chin Xin
Leaf type: whole leaf tea
Harvesting type: hand picking, bud and two leaves, or bud and 3 leaves, depending on quality
Usage: Gong-fu or Cold-brew
Oxidation: over 80%
Roasting: lightly roasted.
 
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Preparation per 100ml - Gong fu Cha - 6-7g, 95°C, 50-60s for first infusion.
Second and third infusion 40-50s, then extend interval by 15-25s each time compared to the previous one.
Lasts for multiple infusions. In this way, you will enjoy the tea from the more delicate first infusion, with subsequent infusions to complement the flavor and full body of this amazing hong oolong.
The tea will last for 6 or more infusions.