Ali Shan is a high-mountain tea grown in the central mountain range of Taiwan. It is known for its light and delicate flavor with a sweet and floral aroma. The tea leaves are grown at high altitudes, which results in a slower growth rate and a unique flavor profile. The tea produced from the Ali Shan tea plant is typically processed as a green or lightly-oxidized oolong tea. The taste of Ali Shan tea is often described as having a honey-like sweetness, with a delicate and refreshing flavor. This tea is considered a premium tea and is highly sought after by tea enthusiasts.
Cold brew tea is a method of making tea where tea leaves are steeped in cold or room temperature water for an extended period of time, typically several hours to overnight. The resulting tea is a smooth, less bitter, and less astringent beverage compared to traditionally brewed hot tea. Cold brewing can also bring out different flavor notes and aromas in tea leaves compared to hot brewing. Cold brew tea can be enjoyed on its own or served over ice, and can be made with a variety of tea types, including green tea, black tea, and herbal tea. The long steeping time and lower temperature also make cold brew tea a convenient option for those who want to make tea in bulk or enjoy it on-the-go. Additionally, cold brewing can reduce the amount of caffeine in the tea, making it a great option for those who are sensitive to the stimulant.
Oolong tea falls between green tea and black tea in terms of oxidation. It is made from Camellia sinensis leaves and undergoes partial oxidation, resulting in a unique flavor profile that combines elements of both green and black tea. The flavor of oolong tea can range from floral and fruity to nutty and earthy, depending on the specific variety and processing method used. It is known for its health benefits, such as improving heart health and aiding in weight loss, as well as its smooth, complex taste.