The difference between the Premium Grade and Competition Grade of the AliShan High Mountain is that the competition grade is lightly roasted. That roasting makes a difference in the flavor. But I enjoyed both of them.

This tea doesn’t have the toasted nutty flavor of the competition grade, but I think that this one was a bit more creamy and floral. I like the way the flowery notes meld with the natural vegetal notes of the tea.

This is a very special AliShan (then again, I find that most AliShan teas are special – they’re my favorite Oolong for a reason!) but as I said in my full-length review of this tea – http://sororiteasisters.com/2014/08/14/taiwan-alishan-high-mountain-oolong-tea-premium-grade-from-cameron-tea/ – this tea is simply magnificent.

i managed 10 infusions from the same measurement of leaves. I combined the first 5 infusions in one mug (my special YiXing Mug for Ali Shan Oolong) and the second five infusions were combined for the second mug. Both mugfuls were fantastic. I love the sweet, creamy floral notes. Vanilla-like notes. Faint vegetal tones. A beautiful tea.

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I am obsessed with tea!

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I no longer write for the SororiTea Sisters but I am still the admin for the blog.


The reason I’m no longer writing for SororiTea Sisters is because I am now the Mad Tea Artist for 52Teas:


I’ll still be posting occasional reviews on teas here on Steepster, mostly backlogged reviews because I’m way behind on getting reviews posted. That’s why I’m keeping two accounts active at the current time – so that I can get those backlogged reviews posted.


My favorite teas are Yellow Teas with most Oolong teas at a close second. As far as “flavored” teas go, I love Earl Grey, Chocolate and Jasmine teas.

I also am intrigued by flavored teas with an unusual or unique flavor combination, which is why I was very excited to be the Mad Tea Artist of 52Teas!


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