The Alishan Oolong mountain tea (Chinese: 乌龙茶, wulong cha in pinyin) is grown at altitudes ranging between 1000m and 2000m in the Alishan region. Here the climate is humid with low temperatures and the air is misty between dawn and dusk. The Alishan Oolong tea is harvested in April, May to August, and September, late in the season when the leaves are larger and stronger, making them more suitable for the processing steps. The processing involves withering in the sun (or indoors if it rains) and oxidisation in bamboo trays. The leaves are then dried and stored in plastic bags. A final roasting step is needed to produce the Oolong tea. Generally speaking Oolong has less caffeine than black tea and more than green tea.
01 Tea bushes 02 Tea plantation 03 Tea plantation 04 Tea plantation
05 Tea plantation 06 Tea plantation 07 Tea plantation 08 Tea bushes 09 Tea bushes 10 Tea bushes
11 Tea bushes 12 Oolong tea plantation 13 Oolong tea plantation 14 Oolong tea plantation
15 Tea leaves 16 Tea leaves 17 Oolong tea plantation 18 Tea plantation 19 Oolong tea plantation
20 Tea farmer 21 Oolong tea 22 Oolong tea 23 Bags with Oolong tea
24 Oolong tea 25 Oolong tea 26 Alishan mountain tea boxes 27 Alishan mountain tea boxes
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