Taiwan Light-Roasted High Mountain Oolong Tea

Floral, fruity, sweet and honey

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Taiwan Light-Roasted High Mountain Oolong Tea

Floral, fruity, sweet and honey

88% of 100

Mingjian Township, Nantou County, Taiwan


Spring tea

Harvest Date:

October 23, 2023

Dry Leaf: 

Tightly rolled semi-ball shape, dark green in color


Floral and honey aroma with slightly baked fragrance


Bright yellow


Balanced, smooth, with slight baked flavor and gently flowery flavor

Tea Bush:

C.sinensis cv.Sijichun

Tea Garden:

Baoshu Ecologic Tea Garden


Moderate caffeine (less than 20% of a cup of coffee)


Store in airtight, opaque packaging; keep refrigerated

Shelf Life:

24 Months

Angel's Comment:

Rich floral, fruity and honey fragrance, sweet liquid.

This Light-Roasted High Mountain Oolong is made by baking on the basis of the green oolong. It is different from the non-baked oolong which has significant floral fragrance and elegant taste. The roasted one has richer aroma and taste, with slight fruit and floral fragrance, and long-lasting nectar notes. It is very suitable for tea lovers who prefer dark oolongs.

Recommend Brewing Method

Cup Method

Chinese Gongfu Method

Teacup: 12oz / 355ml Gaiwan: 3.8oz / 110ml
212℉ / 100℃ 212℉ / 100℃
2 Teaspoons / 5g Tea 7g Tea
Brewing time: 3 - 5 mins 7 steeps: rinse, 10s, 15s, 25s, 35s, 50s, 70s, 90s
      Rinse time is around 5 seconds
Tea Garden

Baoshu Ecologic Tea Garden is in the Mingjian Township of Nan Tou County in Taiwan, an area once subjected to Song dynasty rule, with fertile red soil and foggy weather ensuring excellent conditions for growing high mountain tea. The owner of this tea garden, Mr. Xie, always implements organic planting to grow the sweetest and healthiest teas: pesticides and fertilizers are never used, in order to allow a non-polluted and ecologically balanced environment. Care and joy is taken to grow and manage the trees on this ecologic land, and to bring delicious natural teas to tea lovers all around the world.

Taiwan Baoshu Ecologic Tea Garden

Taiwan High Mountain Tea

In Taiwan, tea grown above an altitude of 800 meters is referred to as “high mountain tea”. The main representatives of this type of tea include Ali Shan Oolong Tea, grown at an altitude between 1000 and 1500 meters; Ali Shan LuZhu and Shan Ling Xi, at 1600 meters; Li Zhan, at over 2000 meters; and Da Yun Lin High Mountain Cha Wang Oolong Tea , above elevations of 2500 meters.

Taiwan High Mountain Tea

Vertical Distribution of High Moutain Tea


The Mingjian Township (名间乡) has a history of being a well-known and productive area for growing tea; in modern times, it has over 250 thousand acres of gardens used for the sole purpose of cultivating tea. Mingjian mainly plants Qingxin oolong, though in the 1980s some new types were introduced: Jinxuan, Cuiyu, Sijchun, and Dingzu, among others. Consistent climate and harvesting processes guarantees the stable qualities from tea grown in this area.

Map of Nantou

Tea Bush

This particular high mountain oolong consists of leaves of Camellia sinensis varietal Si Ji Chun, a cultivar developed in Taiwan that belongs to a small-leafed tea bush with a high concentration of branches, buds, and leaves, which have a spindle shape and are thick and glossy. This varietal’s main producing areas are Alishan, Zhushan, and Nantou, and can be harvested in all four seasons – but are especially good in spring. Because of its strong, sweet aroma, Si Ji Chun has become quickly popular with tea lovers.

Si Ji Chun Tea Bush


Oolong tea was first developed during the early 1700s in the Fujian area of China, unique in that it is a sort of cross between non-fermented green and fully fermented black tea: as a result it has qualities of both, and thus quickly became popular all throughout eastern China and Taiwan. Today the Anxi county of China is the largest producer of oolong tea, specializing in Tie Guan Yin.

One legend states that in 1855, Lin Feng Chi brought oolong tea trees from the Wuyi Mountains in the Fujian province of China to Dong Ding in Lugu, Taiwan and replanted them there, beginning the history of Taiwan’s well-known Dong Ding oolong. In 1858 the Jardine, Matheson & Co. brought semi-finished oolong tea from Taiwan to Britain, which began its spread around the world.

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