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Li Shan Li Shan

Li ShanGarden Direct High Mountain Oolong Tea

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100g

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Description

Cultivar: Qingxin
Elevation: 1,800m
Harvest: May 20th, 2018

In Taiwan, tea gardens situated above 1,000m in elevation are considered to be high mountain growing regions. Li Shan ("Pear Mountain") rises about 1,800m above the Pacific Ocean, making it one of the higher growing regions in Taiwan. Gardens at this high elevation get short durations of morning sunshine. The gardens are mostly shrouded by foggy mists and cloud cover and are subjected to extreme differences of daytime and nighttime temperatures. These conditions provide for a slow growing flush with concentrated aromatics and flavors unlike other teas. The dense cloud cover reduces the intensity of the Sun and UV exposure which encourages the tea bushes to produce more amino acids in their struggle to photosynthesize. The low light growing conditions also reduces the development of catechins, the polyphenols in tea leaves responsible for astringency. The dynamic environment of Li Shan stresses the plants, making them hardy and able to produce teas of richly concentrated flavor and aroma.


Origin

Li Shan, Taiwan

Tasting Notes

This 2018 spring micro-lot has a tightly integrated and lively tannin structure with a very lightly oxidized and spring green profile. The lofty fragrances of stargazer lily, delicate hints of mountain pine and sweet guava stand out in the aroma of the cup, which evolves with each brew. Li Shan teas have really supple and vibrant green tea leaves that yield a deep, golden liquor infusion, making for an excellent cold brewed tea using approximately 14 grams per liter of cold water, sealed away in the refrigerator for 10-12 hours.

Ingredients

Oolong Tea

Preparation

Leaf Amount
8 grams | 1 tbsp
Water Amount
8 ounces
Water Temperature
195°F
Steep Time
1 minute

Traditional Preparation

Add 1 tbsp (8g) tea per 8 ounces water into a small gaiwan or teapot.
Use 195°F water
Add water and infuse for 1 minute.
Repeat for a second infusion. Decrease the steeping time to 30 seconds. Repeat for another 3+ infusions. Increase the steeping time by 30 seconds with each additional infusion.

Gaiwan Brewing from Rishi Tea on YouTube.

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Yum!
Sep 17, 2018
Utterly luscious...
Anne
Maple Bluff, WI
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My favorite Rishi tea!
Oct 16, 2017
This oolong with its light, buttery, floral notes, most approximates my highly prized gift of top quality...
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Joanna
Newburgh, IN
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Top Notch!
Feb 1, 2017
Rich, buttery sweetness and a smooth mouth feel. The leaves generally brew about 5 times, so make sure you...
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Benjamin Brill
Chicago, IL
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The Best Oolong Tea
Jan 27, 2017
Li Shan High Mountain Oolong from Rishi is without a doubt the most delicious oolong tea I have ever...
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Terry Travers-Davin
Easton, MD
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potent leaves!
Apr 1, 2016
Despite the fact that there wasn't much tea in the packet, I'm on my fourth brewing from these leaves and...
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Alex Strick van Linschoten
Berlin, Germany, AL
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A meal in a mouthful!
Apr 1, 2016
This has a very rich umami flavour to it. And Rishi are correct in that the fruitiness is really strongly...
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Alex Strick van Linschoten
Berlin, Germany, AL
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Great Tea
Feb 3, 2016
I have been drinking a lot of very good tea all my life, but this one is absolutely one of the best. This...
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Dorota
Schaumburg, AL
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Splendid
Aug 29, 2013
Lots of nuance and flavor which creates a truly enjoyable tea session. So far I've been steeping at 1...
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Ryan
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Great Tea
Feb 3, 2016
I have been drinking a lot of very good tea all my life, but this one is absolutely one of the best. This...
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Dorota
Schaumburg, AL
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Splendid
Aug 29, 2013
Lots of nuance and flavor which creates a truly enjoyable tea session. So far I've been steeping at 1...
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Ryan
Los Angeles, AL
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potent leaves!
Apr 1, 2016
Despite the fact that there wasn't much tea in the packet, I'm on my fourth brewing from these leaves and...
read more
Alex Strick van Linschoten
Berlin, Germany, AL
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The Best Oolong Tea
Jan 27, 2017
Li Shan High Mountain Oolong from Rishi is without a doubt the most delicious oolong tea I have ever...
read more
Terry Travers-Davin
Easton, MD
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Top Notch!
Feb 1, 2017
Rich, buttery sweetness and a smooth mouth feel. The leaves generally brew about 5 times, so make sure you...
read more
Benjamin Brill
Chicago, IL
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Yum!
Sep 17, 2018
Utterly luscious...
Anne
Maple Bluff, WI
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My favorite Rishi tea!
Oct 16, 2017
This oolong with its light, buttery, floral notes, most approximates my highly prized gift of top quality...
read more
Joanna
Newburgh, IN
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A meal in a mouthful!
Apr 1, 2016
This has a very rich umami flavour to it. And Rishi are correct in that the fruitiness is really strongly...
read more
Alex Strick van Linschoten
Berlin, Germany, AL
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon
A meal in a mouthful!
Apr 1, 2016
This has a very rich umami flavour to it. And Rishi are correct in that the fruitiness is really strongly...
read more
Alex Strick van Linschoten
Berlin, Germany, AL
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon
Great Tea
Feb 3, 2016
I have been drinking a lot of very good tea all my life, but this one is absolutely one of the best. This...
read more
Dorota
Schaumburg, AL
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Splendid
Aug 29, 2013
Lots of nuance and flavor which creates a truly enjoyable tea session. So far I've been steeping at 1...
read more
Ryan
Los Angeles, AL
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potent leaves!
Apr 1, 2016
Despite the fact that there wasn't much tea in the packet, I'm on my fourth brewing from these leaves and...
read more
Alex Strick van Linschoten
Berlin, Germany, AL
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon
The Best Oolong Tea
Jan 27, 2017
Li Shan High Mountain Oolong from Rishi is without a doubt the most delicious oolong tea I have ever...
read more
Terry Travers-Davin
Easton, MD
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon
My favorite Rishi tea!
Oct 16, 2017
This oolong with its light, buttery, floral notes, most approximates my highly prized gift of top quality...
read more
Joanna
Newburgh, IN
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Top Notch!
Feb 1, 2017
Rich, buttery sweetness and a smooth mouth feel. The leaves generally brew about 5 times, so make sure you...
read more
Benjamin Brill
Chicago, IL
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Yum!
Sep 17, 2018
Utterly luscious...
Anne
Maple Bluff, WI
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