Lightly fermented, non-baked, half-sphere rolled oolong tea. Grown and manufactured at Li Shan tea farm.
Li Shan region is located at the junction of Taichung and Nantou County. Here are the highest mountain tea terraces in the world. Yet some time ago fruit gardens grew in these lands. People say that growing tea leaf absorbs the aroma of flowering trees surrounding the plantations.
The flavour of Li Shan oolong tea, first of all, is the freshness, passing into floral and fruit notes. Li Shan oolong tea is very rich in exquisite smell tints. Do not be lazy and try the traditional way of meeting this tea, when for enjoying the smell of dry leaf it should be warmed with your own breath. This tea is worth it to absorb all sorts of experiences it contains in itself. For the tea would show the abundance of smell tints, it requires heat and moisture. Warm the tea with your breath and you will feel as the flavour varies from mountain freshness to a soft honey fruit tone. You can put the tea in a teapot, warmed with boiling water, and shake several times. Then the tea may show its first change in flavour too.
The infusion of Li Shan oolong tea is sweet and oily, absolutely without astringency. The aftertaste is very long with noticeable saliva secretion and menthol cool, indicating the very rich content of essential oil in the raw material.
This tea is quite noble and it deserves the most attentive cooking. It must be served rather as a separate entertainment or as an addiction to the light dessert, which would not kill the fine tones of the tea. The delicacy of Li Shan oolong tea will perfectly show your guests the elegance of your choice. For the tea ceremony master it would be a great pleasure to work with Li Shan. The tea will bring a lot of changes and impressions. The tea drinking will be long enough. For those people, who do not use Gongfu Cha form, Li Shan oolong tea also will show its best sides. Even just cooked in haste into a teacup and drunk cold, this tea gives pleasure and a good mood.
The brewing is not difficult. Try the most appropriate method. Take the water with a temperature of 70-100°C, steep it longer or pour off the infusion at once. Anyway, this first steeped tea would not be spoiled and it would manifest itself well. Recommended is to take the tea less than usual, because the tightly half-sphere rolled flushes open when steeping and fill the entire volume of a teapot. When the tea is drunk, remains weak tea leaves, “the tea bottom”. You should not fail to admire the tea bottom of Li Shan oolong tea. You can see young shoots of 2-3 leaves was picked by hand carefully and manufactured tenderly. The tea leaf keeps its integrity and delicacy. The freshness of tea and the youth of raw are indicated by intensely green colour of weak tea leafs.