Camellia Sinensis 1999 Alishan Taiwanese Oolong [Episode 23]

James & Denny review a charcoal roasted Alishan from 1999. Sold by Montreal-based tea company Camellia Sinensis, this is an excellent tea with a ton of longevity. Watch as the leaves slowly unfurl to reveal wonderfully complex coffee and fruity flavors. A nice change of pace from the typical green oolong that represents most of the oolongs currently grown in Taiwan.



2 responses to “Camellia Sinensis 1999 Alishan Taiwanese Oolong [Episode 23]”

  1. John Avatar

    Thanks for the review – nice job. As you said I like the way the milky / tropical fruit / fresh Ali Shan flavour peaks through the middle after a few steepings. You can steep this a lot. A great tea to introduce to coffee lovers. I have wanted to compare this to the non-charcoal roasted 1999 Ali Shan to get a better sense of the contribution of age vs roasting. Camellia Sinensis is my favourite vendor please consider reviewing more of their offerings. Keep up the good work.

    1. James Avatar

      Thanks John. That would be a good side-by-side comparison. Very impressed with Camellia Sinensis. Look for episodes in the next couple weeks. 🙂


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