The dry scent of this tea exudes the characteristic LiShan flowery headiness. The nose is where the tea begins to distinguish itself from the pack; a freshly steeped cup mixes orchid and satsuma blossom aroma with a powerful and mouth-watering breath of freshly cooked jasmine rice. The palate possesses exceptional smoothness and consistency, something that other floral teas—which are almost as a rule peakier in flavor—struggle to maintain. Mouth-feel is smooth and full-bodied, be sure to spend a few minutes savoring this feature before steeping yourself another drink. This year's Lishan Winter coats the palate with soft and aromatics distinct with vegetal note of sugar snap pea.
Higher quality green oolong have the ability to withstand slightly higher water temperature in the tea pot: this unlocks exciting new flavor profiles. We’ve found that water temperatures from 88°c to 91°c are sweet and creamy, while water temperature between 92°c and 94°c are sharply floral. Try both methods and decide which style is best for you!
Prepare 3 grams of tea leaf (slightly less than a teaspoon) per 100ml of water (about half a cup).
For the first two steeps, 90°c water for no longer than 60 seconds will provide plenty of flavor. From the third steep onward it is fine to add up to thirty additional seconds per steep. This should provide between four and six re-steeps depending on the quality of the tea. For larger vessels (teapots of over 500ml) re-steep potential is usually lower
This tea is produced at LonxFengXia of SunLinkSea(Also spelled ShanLinXi), located in ZhuShan township of Nantou County. LongFengXia’s e...from $13.00
This tea is produced at LonxFengXia of SunLinkSea(Also spelled ShanLinXi), located in ZhuShan township of Nantou County. LongFengXia’s elevation is 1,800 meters at its highest point; the winding mountain roads leading up to this tea region are cloudy and misty all year around. We would describe it as breath-taking and...
For this tea, we set aside a prime piece of land in the mountains of Taiwan, at 1,600 meters above sea level. No sprays or pesticides an...from $12.00
For this tea, we set aside a prime piece of land in the mountains of Taiwan, at 1,600 meters above sea level. No sprays or pesticides and no chemical fertilizers were used on or around the garden, to return the land to its natural state. Because of the old fashioned...
This tea was grown in Nantou county, Taiwan. The elevation of the garden is 1,400 meters above sea level, well above the requirement to ...$15.00
This tea was grown in Nantou county, Taiwan. The elevation of the garden is 1,400 meters above sea level, well above the requirement to qualify as a true high mountain tea, “gaoshan cha”. The notes are predominantly floral with a slightly vegetal taper. The subtle flavor is definitely best enjoyed...