Nonpareil Li Shan Oolong Tea
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.
- 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.
- Teacup: 12oz / 355ml
- 212℉ / 100℃
- Use 3 Teaspoons / 5 Grams Tea
- Brewing time : 3 - 5 mins
Chinese Gongfu Method:
- Gaiwan: 3.8oz / 110ml
- 212℉ / 100℃
- Use 7 Grams Tea
- 8 steeps : rinse,25s,25s,30s,