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 orange blossom aroma with a powerful and mouthwatering 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 hearty and nourishing, be sure to spend a few minutes savoring this feature before steeping yourself another drink.
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!