Soft Stem (软枝), in classifying oolong cultivars, probably the original oolong cultivar brought from Fujian to Taiwan; same cultivar as Qing Xin.
The A Li Shan 阿里山 Mountains are located in the central-southern part of Taiwan. It is separated from Taiwan’s highest mountain, the Yushan, by the Qishan River. The highest peak is Mount Datashan (大 塔山), which has a height of 2663 m.n.m. The famous Taiwanese song ‘A Li Shan De Gu Niang’ is about a girl from the A Li Shan Mountains. The name of the mountain range probably comes from the word ‘Alit’, which in several Taiwanese indigenous languages means ‘ancestor mountain’ (ancient mountain).