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Li Shan Winter Harvest 2019

Li Shan Winter Harvest

Garden Direct High Mountain Oolong Tea

$34.00
100g

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Description

Cultivar: Qingxin
Elevation: 1,800m
Harvest: November 2019

This second harvest from Taiwan is one of two treasured yearly productions from the Li Shan mountain. Li Shan translates as "Pear Mountain," and the tea grown on the mountain is considered to be Gao Shan Cha, or "High Mountain Tea." The concentrated floral scent pervades the air during brewing and translates equally into the cup.

This winter harvest differs significantly from the spring harvest with stimulating, oil-based aromas in Winter and an abundance of water-based aromas in Spring. Another notable taste found in superior Gao Shan Cha is Dan Bai Wei--"egg white's aroma," referencing the richness of amino acids and creamy mouthfeel which some tasters perceive as a buttery or umami.


Origin

Li Shan, Taiwan

Tasting Notes

This winter harvest differs significantly from the spring harvest with stimulating, oil-based aromas in Winter and an abundance of water-based aromas in Spring. Another notable taste found in superior Gao Shan Cha is Dan Bai Wei--"egg white's aroma," referencing the richness of amino acids and creamy mouthfeel which some tasters perceive as a buttery or umami.

Ingredients

Oolong Tea

Traditional Preparation

Fill a Gaiwan or Porcelain Teapot 20% with tealeaves.
Use 195°F water
Add water and infuse for 1 minute.
2nd infusion: 30 seconds.
3rd infusion: 30 seconds.
4+ infusions: Increase the steeping time by 30 seconds with each additional infusion.

Gaiwan Brewing from Rishi Tea on YouTube.

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