Oolong Tea

Li Shan

Floral, Creamy, Quenching Slamaw Garden, Taichung, Taiwan
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.

Li Shan

梨山乌龙茶

The Taichung region is home to Li Shan oolong, Taiwan's most famous high mountain tea. Li Shan (Pear Mountain) peaks at more than 2,300m above sea level. At such height, cooler temperatures and persistent mist help produce highly fragrant and unique teas that are greatly sought after. Typically picked in spring, this oolong tea is crafted by tea master Mr Yang in a small garden using organic principles. The leaves are tossed gently to encourage light oxidisation before being rolled and fired into tight balls which unfurl in hot water.

  • 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

The Taichung region is home to Li Shan oolong, Taiwan's most famous high mountain tea. Li Shan (Pear Mountain) peaks at more than 2,300m above sea level. At such height, cooler temperatures and persistent mist help produce highly fragrant and unique teas that are greatly sought after. Typically picked in spring, this oolong tea is crafted by tea master Mr Yang in a small garden using organic principles. The leaves are tossed gently to encourage light oxidisation before being rolled and fired into tight balls which unfurl in hot water.
  • 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

Customer Reviews

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  1. Rating
    100%

    1 year 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
  2. Rating
    100%

    10 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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