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Oolong Tea

New Li Shan

Floral, Creamy, Quenching From 72K Garden, Taichung, Taiwan Crafted by Tea Maker Li Mingfang
As these tightly rolled tea leaves unfurl, they exude a pristine yellow nectar that is beautifully fragrant and quenching, with notes of sweet pineapple, honeysuckle and a thick, creamy texture.

New Li Shan

梨山乌龙茶

Taiwan is the only place to have a classification for high grown tea – recognising that tea grown in the right mountain conditions will develop unique and special combinations of creamy fruit and floral flavours. The tea bushes grown on Li Shan mountain range are fed by the rich, fertile soils from the legacy of the pear orchards and the fruit trees that thrive there. Picked in spring, the leaves are tossed gently to encourage light oxidisation before being rolled and fired into tight balls which unfurl in hot water. You’ll find lots of fruit in this tea – it’s more creamy than milky, but it’s the high floral aromatics that make it a refined tea that stands out. If you know you like our Ali Shan oolong tea, we recommend trying Li Shan for something more.

  • Cultivar - Qing Xin
  • Picked - Spring
  • Oxidisation level - 20%

Tasting notes

  • What to Look For

    Tightly rolled, dark pine green leaves attached to thick stems.

  • Aroma

    Intensely floral and fruity with osmanthus blossom and apricot scents.

  • In the Cup

    Bright, almost luminescent golden-green.

  • Taste

    Incredibly smooth, creamy and quenching, with syrupy sweetness, tropical fruit and floral flavours.

Origin

Taiwan is the only place to have a classification for high grown tea – recognising that tea grown in the right mountain conditions will develop unique and special combinations of creamy fruit and floral flavours. The tea bushes grown on Li Shan mountain range are fed by the rich, fertile soils from the legacy of the pear orchards and the fruit trees that thrive there. Picked in spring, the leaves are tossed gently to encourage light oxidisation before being rolled and fired into tight balls which unfurl in hot water. You’ll find lots of fruit in this tea – it’s more creamy than milky, but it’s the high floral aromatics that make it a refined tea that stands out. If you know you like our Ali Shan oolong tea, we recommend trying Li Shan for something more.
  • Cultivar - Qing Xin
  • Picked - Spring
  • Oxidisation level - 20%

Origin

Tasting notes

  • What to Look For

    Tightly rolled, dark pine green leaves attached to thick stems.

  • Aroma

    Intensely floral and fruity with osmanthus blossom and apricot scents.

  • In the Cup

    Bright, almost luminescent golden-green.

  • Taste

    Incredibly smooth, creamy and quenching, with syrupy sweetness, tropical fruit and floral flavours.

The perfect cup

  • Measure 4g or 2 tsp per cup (250ml)
  • Heat water to 100°C
  • Infuse tea for 3 minutes
  • You can re-infuse this tea twice

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    1 month ago

    Wonderful

    I am a tea novice so I don’t know all of the tea terms so this might be a slightly clumsily worded review! I got this as part of the sampler box and it was the first oolong I’ve ever tried. It was beautiful. If I blind tasted this, I think I would assume it had milk in it, but it’s something like a mix of milky black and a green tea. Light, fresh, smooth and fruity - it was delicious. So much better than the murky looking and slightly bitter green teas that I’ve been drinking for years, and my husband loves it too as it needs no milk. It’s pricy but you can use each serving three times so it becomes well worth it. Beautiful to brew in the tea-iere too due to the wonderful colour.
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    2 years ago

    First class Tea

    Fantastic Taste , even a second draw is still excellent .I chose to put the leaves loose in the tea pot to get the best possible fragrance expression
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    11 years ago

    Grgeous Tea with a Creamy Consistency

    As someone used to fresher green teas, this oolong was quite a revelation. It was creamy. Not creamy like milk obviously but it did coat the throat in a rather soothing way. After brewing, the leaves unwrap and look to me like spring greens so much so that I wanted to shove a few into my mouth.
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