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Last Updated: Dec. 13, 2011 

About High Mountain Oolong

High mountain oolong is a broad category of oolong teas, grown at a high altitude. Usually the term is used only to refer to oolongs from Taiwan. There is no absolute cutoff as to what elevation qualifies a tea as a high mountain oolong, and these teas can be grown across a wide range of elevations.

High mountain oolongs can be very diverse, with varying levels of oxidation, ranging from very green teas to very dark, and also varying levels of roasting.

Ali Shan (阿里山) Oolong, grown near mount Ali in Chiayi county, Taiwan, is one well-known type of high mountain oolong. According to Ten Ren Tea, Ali Shan oolong is among the newest of high-mountain oolong varieties, having been developed around 1999.[1]

References:

1. Alishan Oolong Tea www.tenren.com, Retrieved Oct. 10, 2009.

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77 / 100
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What a steal! Where I live (Ohio), it sometimes difficult to find nice Tea in an actual store but every now and then you get lucky. I picked this up at a local International Market not expecting much out of it as the price was very cheap (100 grams for $7.99). I've not had much luck with similar purchases in the past i...

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80 / 100
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One of the 3 or 4 high mountain Taiwan oolongs that Music City offers. The company pretty much uses the same description for each of them, so I think a little more detail would be nice.
I usually get my green oolongs from Upton, but am always on the lookout for light oolongs from other companies so gave this one a ...

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83 / 100
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Method: 1.5 tsp, 8 oz, 195 degrees, grandpa style

Dry Leaf Aroma: Surprisingly non-floral. I didn’t smell much of anything.

Brewing Aroma: Buttery and floral.

Flavor: This is a great oolong! I have found that lightly oxidized oolongs tend to be my faves. I love picking out floral notes when I know the tea ha...

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97 / 100
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This tea is gorgeous. I'm a little bit in love, with a tea. I'm resisting the urge to write: "on nom nom" as the entire review, because that's probably not very helpful.

The dry tea smells like green tea, but after steeping, it smells like sweet flowers, with a little bit of berry. It smells like summer!

This ...

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100 / 100
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Very sweet and yeasty, like freshly baking bread. There is also the intoxicating scent of honey and orchids with a small afterthought of allspice. Here is where it gets weird, the aroma reminds me of the smell of Amanita bisporigera aka Destroying Angel, the world's most toxic mushroom, and that is awesome. How is that...

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A-Li-Son Oolong Tea

Brand:Tradition
Style:High Mountain Oolong
Region:Chiayi (County), Taiwan
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
3 Ratings
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Organic High Mountain Oolong Tea

Brand:Eco-Cha
Style:High Mountain Oolong
Region:Nantou, Taiwan
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
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3 Ratings
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Best Oolong Tea

Brand:Tradition
Style:High Mountain Oolong
Region:Taiwan / Formosa
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Sachet
2 Ratings
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(Shan Lin Xi) High Mountain Concubine Oolong Tea

Brand:Eco-Cha
Style:High Mountain Oolong
Region:Nantou, Taiwan
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
2 Ratings
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Da Yu Ling Oolong Tea

Brand:Yezi Tea
Style:High Mountain Oolong
Region:Taichung, Taiwan
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
2 Ratings

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Organic High Mountain Oolong Tea

Brand:Eco-Cha
Style:High Mountain Oolong
Region:Nantou, Taiwan
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
94
3 Ratings

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