Li Shan 2018 No.533/1800m
subtle flowers and creaminess
Taiwan, Li Shan (梨山)
The new vintage of last year’s favourite. This year we purchased also a second batch from 200 meter higher. It is fascinating to taste them side by side.
Li Shan (梨山, pear mountain) is a high mountain green oolong coming from one of Taiwan’s best known tea growing areas. It is a joyful, fragrant and very dynamic tea. The Taiwanese wulongs’ buttery greenness is combined with mild notes of pine and fresh green apple. The infusion’s colour is clear and vivid, the fragrance is a reminder of camomile and vanilla. A strong tea with refined chaqi.
Li Shan has altitude ranging from 1600 to 2600 meters above sea level and is amongst the best-known tea-growing areas in Taiwan. The cooler air of the mountain is not only beneficial for tea plantations but also for pear growing, hence its name Li Shan (梨山), that is Pear Mountain. Instead of the usual 5-6% water content, our friend leaves only 3% in the processed leaves so that they can be better stored and consumed in the long run.
Quantity: 5-6 gramm per 150 ml.
Water temperature: 95ºC. From fresh, spring water or filtered water.
Brewing time: 15-20 seconds