Nonpareil Li Shan Oolong Tea

Regular price $9.99

Speaking on Taiwan tea, Li Shan Oolong Tea is the top level Taiwan Gao Leng oolong tea. The special phrase Gao Leng, 高冷(gāo lěng) in Chinese, means high and cold, refers to the environment at high altitudes and in low temperature. Li Shan tea trees are grown in this high and cold environment, making the tea leaf soft, thick with high content of pectin substances. This unique feature cannot be found on the teas grown in low altitude areas. Just as an old Chinese saying that human beings are shaped by the land around them. So are the tea trees. By this token, growing of the tea trees, picking the fresh tea leaves, as well as processing of the tea all reply on the environment condition. The climate in Lishan Mountain makes Gao Leng Tea in a limited output. It is a remarkable tea.

A good tea needs attentive observation on its appearance and careful taste on its flavor. This Nonpareil Taiwan Li Shan Oolong Tea is twisted into round particles. Dry tea is in dark green color of glossy appearance. Infuse the tea with 100℃ water. Tea liquid looks transparent in golden yellow color. It tastes full and mellow, with long-lasting sweetness and fresh fragrance in the mouth. The floral aroma and smooth flavor still stays after ten or more steeps. As it cooled, its fragrance and sweetness retains in your cup. This is a special characteristic which only can be found on high grade teas.
Another characteristic of Li Shan High-Mountain Oolong Tea is the natural fruity scent. It is a result of the high mountain and low temperature condition. Unique climate and fertile soil bear the tea trees that are grown with the natural fragrance. Thus the tea’s flavor tastes richer which differs from low grade tea. This is the important fact that the tea can become a representative of Taiwan Gao Leng tea.
  • Origin in Fushoushan Farm at an altitude of 2000 meters on Lishan Mountain in Taichung, Taiwan.
  • Harvest Time: May 9, 2017
  • Fresh Leaves: one bud with two or three leaves
  • Dry Tea: tight and round, glossy, in dark green color.
  • Tea Liquid: golden yellow, clean and bright.
  • Aroma: light orchid fragrance with mixed fruit fragrance.
  • Flavor: obvious floral fragrance, strong sweetness in the throat; brisk and smooth aftertaste with long-lasting sweet scent in the mouth.
  • Leaf: after brewed, leaves will unfolding; soft, complete in shape with obvious buds.
  • Infusing: can be infused for over 8 steeps with long time for each steep.

    How to:

    Western Method:

    1. Teacup: 12oz / 355ml
    2. 212℉ / 100℃
    3. Use 3 Teaspoons / 5 Grams Tea 
    4. Brewing time : 3 - 5 mins

      Chinese Gongfu Method:

      1. Gaiwan: 3.8oz / 110ml
      2. 212℉ / 100℃
      3. Use 7 Grams Tea
      4. 8 steeps : rinse,25s,25s,30s,
      5. 40s,60s,90s,120s,180s

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