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Oolong Tea

Li Shan

Floral, Creamy, Quenching

A rare Taiwanese high mountain oolong tea from a small garden in conversion to organic.

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Li Shan Oolong Tea

梨山乌龙茶

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.

Taiwan - Tai'Chung

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.

  • Cultivar
    Qing Xin
  • Oxidisation Level
    20%
  • Picked
    Spring or Winter

Tasting Notes

Engage Your Senses

What to
Look For

Dense, tightly rolled large leaves, attached to thick stems. The leaves are dark pine green in colour, with a fresh, just-rolled appearance.

Aroma

Intensely floral and fruity with osmanthus blossom and apricot scents.

In the Cup

Bright, shining, almost luminescent golden-green.

Taste

Smooth, incredibly creamy and thirst quenching with syrupy sweetness, grass, tropical fruit and flower flavours.

Make the Perfect Cup of Li Shan

1
Measure
Measure

Measure 4g or 2tsp per cup (250ml)

2
Heat Water
Heat Water

Heat water to 100°C

3
Infuse
Infuse

Infuse tea for 3 minutes

3 min
4
Reinfuse
Re-infuse

You can re-infuse this tea up to 3 times

Reviews

Li Shan Oolong Tea
Average rating: 5 Stars
  • Rating: 5 stars
    by Su-Lin
    Grgeous Tea with a Creamy Consistency
    by Su-Lin
    Rating: 5 stars
    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.