Spring Glow High Mountain Oolong Tea is Chimney & Tea’s classic Spring harvested Gong Fu tea. Grown in Alishan (Ali mountain) at 1,300 meters above sea level in Taiwan, each inch of the tea leaf absorbs and locks in the essence and cold morning dew of the mountain.
Consumed as a healthy beverage for centuries in East Asia, Spring Glow High Mountain Oolong Tea has a smooth taste, mood-lifting and orchid note aroma profile, as well as a naturally sweet long-lasting aftertaste that will linger at the tip of your tongue and nose with every sip, washing away your blues and recharging your spirit like glowing sunshine in the spring - Fresh, warm and gentle.
Oolong tea contains l-theanine, antioxidants, and less caffeine than coffee, making it a great alternative to help you relax while elevating your energy. A tea meant to be savored, full of charisma to enjoy during a quiet moment by yourself or to perform a simple tea ceremony while entertaining your family and friends.
🌱 Semi oxidized, light roasted loose leaf tea
🍵 Taste: fresh, smooth, long-lasting sweet aftertaste
💧 Light body
〰️ Aroma: mood-lifting, pleasant orchid notes
🟡 Color: gold
☕ Contains caffeine
🍪 Perfect dessert pairing: citrusy dry desserts
🍽🥢Perfect meal pairing: Asian cuisine
Oolong tea is a traditional Chinese tea and has been an integral part of Chinese culture. It is from the camellia sinensis plant just like green tea and black tea. The difference is the level of oxidation and how they are processed. Oolong tea sits between the two.
- Alishan oolong tea is grown in subtropical climates at 1,300 meters above sea level in the Taiwan Alishan area. It is considered one of the best quality oolong teas because of its growing environment, processing skills required, and rare quantity.
- Alishan is known for its humidity, foggy weather, and large temperature differences between day and night. This allows tea leaves to grow at a slow rate, perfectly locking in the humidity, sweetness, and aroma, which makes the tea leaves grown in Alishan soft, refined, and aromatic. Only 2% of the tea in the world is oolong tea, and only 8% come from Alishan, Taiwan.
Each tea leaf is handpicked and harvested by local tea workers. Processing oolong tea requires very specialized skills and experience.
Tea masters will carefully monitor the conditions of tea leaves and ensure each stage of the tea process is well-timed and seamless. The Taiwanese government is also involved in the tea growing process to ensure land sustainability and tea quality
Good To Know ✨
Minimum package waste
Origin Shihjhuo, Alishan, Taiwan
Elevation 1300 meters
1 tbsp of tea leaves, Spring (or Tap) Water at 95°C (203°F), Steep for 40 to 60 seconds, Remove the tea leaves from the water, Allow re-steeping up to 3 to 4 times
Weight 100g loose leaf tea
This Alishan oolong tea really exceeded my expectation! The tea was carefully packaged to maintain its best quality. I find the instruction (water temperature, brewing ratio) provided was very helpful as it helps to achieve the best brewing result. This mountain oolong tea comes with an elegant aroma, and has this unique natural sweetness that will last in your palate for a while. The body is light yet so flavourful which is great to enjoy at any occasion. And to see the tea leaves expanding in the pot is just soothing to watch, extra bonus ;-)