Li Shan Oolong Tea
The Origin Story
Our Li Shan is a lightly oxidised and tightly rolled oolong, grown on one of the tallest mountains in Taiwan. On infusion, the tea has a pristine bright yellow colour and an amazingly floral and sweet aroma. Due to the altitude at which Li Shan oolong is grown, and the slow growth that this allows, the leaves of the tea are very large and often separated by large, long stems. These large leaves expand and fill the teapot after each infusion. This is the ultimate experience of a lightly oxidised and fired Taiwanese oolong tea. To discover more about oolong teas, visit our oolong tea knowledge page.
Taichung is one of Taiwan's most famous high mountain oolong regions
The Taichung region is home to Taiwan's most famous high mountain oolongs, Li Shan Oolong and Dayuling Oolong (grown at elevations in excess of 2,000m). Li Shan peaks above sea level at altitudes of over 2,300m. The temperatures, clouds, and unique terroir all contribute to highly fragrant teas that are sought after and prized worldwide by connoisseurs and tea drinkers alike. Typically picked in the Spring and Winter seasons, this tea is grown at micro-origin from a small garden in conversion to organic, which is currently rare for Taiwanese teas but crucial for long term agricultural sustainability.
PickedSpring or Winter
Engage Your Senses
Dense, tightly rolled large leaves, attached to thick stems. The leaves are dark pine green in colour, with a fresh, just-rolled appearance.
Intensely floral and fruity with osmanthus blossom and apricot scents.
In the Cup
Bright, shining, almost luminescent golden-green.
Smooth, incredibly creamy and thirst quenching with syrupy sweetness, grass, tropical fruit and flower flavours.
Make the Perfect Cup of Li Shan
Li Shan Oolong Tea
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.