The pale yellow liquor belies the depth of thick, buttery brew with hints of white flowers, green stems and frangipane. Unlike many Alishan teas that emphasize citrus, fruit and apples, this years harvest sustains many creamy floral steepings. Hailing from a remote tea garden 1500 meters above sea level, this year's High Mountain Alishan Oolong reflects the ideal growing conditions of its cloud-hidden home. Climate, superior leaf-grade and masterful processing have yielded a beautifully balanced tea in aroma, taste and finish. The Qi is very well balanced, neither too stimulating nor too settling. One feels clarified, refreshed and balanced after a session with this wonderful Oolong.