Harvest Season: December 2018
In Taiwan, tea grown in gardens situated above 1,000m in elevation are designated as Gao Shan Cha, or "High Mountain Tea." At over 2,200 meters, the region of Da Yu Lin is the highest in elevation in all of Taiwan. The tea farming area in Da Yu Lin is decreasing each year, making this tea exceedingly rare. Oolong tea connoisseurs treasure the unique floral aromatics that are distinctive in Da Yu Lin teas. This selection from the winter harvest offers a bright and floral pale yellow infusion with aromas of sweet freesia blossoms, fresh cut evergreen, and hints of pomelo and longyan. Gao Shan Cha is produced in two harvest seasons. The winter harvest is celebrated for having a delicate body with unique aromatic performance emphasizing essential oils. The spring harvest delivers a more balanced body with hydrosol-based aromas. In either season, we select just one or two spectacular micro-lots that demonstrate the most vibrant aromatic complexity for traditional enjoyment.
Bright and floral pale yellow infusion with aromas of sweet freesia blossoms, fresh cut evergreen, and hints of pomelo.
or clay teapot 20% with tealeaves
Water Temperature: 195°F
Steep Time: 1 minute
2nd infusion: 30 seconds
3rd infusion: 1 minute
4+ add 15 seconds per infusion
Gaiwan Brewing from Rishi Tea on YouTube.
We encourage you to experiment with the quantity of tea leaves and the length of the steep time to find your desired brew strength. Varying the water temperature isn't recommended, as water that is too hot will over-extract the bitter components of tea, while water that is too cool might not fully draw out the aromas and flavors of tea.