The premium version of our Li Shan (梨山, Pear mountain) high-mountain green oolong from the winter harvest, coming from 2000 meters above sea level. Worth comparing with the other Li Shan teas, because of the different weather, and the different harvest periods the tastes and feelings are really varied also.
A high-mountain (1800-2000 meters) green oolong from one of Taiwan’s best-known tea growing areas. The cooler air of the mountain is beneficial for tea plantations and pear growing, hence its name Li Shan (梨山), which is Pear Mountain. Due to the high mountain climate, the leaves remain smaller, softer, and tea is more intense in tastes and effects also.
Steamed gaiwan: the light smell of lime, coconut shell
Tastes, and feelings: We find slightly fruity tastes with spinach and cream in the first steepings. Later the amazing flowery character of the Green Heart variety (Qing Xin, 青心) comes with some coconut and caramel. We imagine it’s like a lily of the valley meadow. Our attention turns inside, our minds clear, our senses open. Really worth giving time and concentration to this tea when taste.
Quantity: 5-6 grams per 150 ml.
Water temperature: 85-95ºC. From fresh, spring water or filtered water.
Brewing time: 20-25 seconds