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Garden Direct High Mountain Oolong Tea

$40.00
100g

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Description

Cultivar: Qingxin
Elevation: 1,900-2,000M
Harvest: May 5, 2020

Taiwan is a celebrated origin of highly-specialized teas. Tea gardens above 1,000 masl are designated as Gao Shan Cha, directly translating as "High Mountain Tea." Tea from these elevations is extremely precious, as the gardens only produce twice a year. The harvests differ so greatly with an abundance of water-based aromas in Spring and oil-based aromatics in Winter. 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. In the West, this essence is perceived as buttery or even umami. The flavors are densely packed due to the influx of nutrients from the plants coming out of their winter hibernation.

This spring harvest is from the Li Shan mountain which translates as "Pear Mountain." The final light baking captures the freshness and aroma of Li Shan, and the concentrated floral scent pervades the air during brewing and translates equally into the cup.


Origin

Li Shan, Taiwan

Tasting Notes

Fresh pressed sugar cane juice, evergreen forest dew, umami, and lilac.

Ingredients

Oolong Tea

Traditional Preparation

Add 6g tea leaves to a Gaiwan or Gongfu Teapot (per 150ml)
Use water cooled to 195°F
Add water to fill gaiwan, Infuse for 1 minute
2nd infusion: 30 seconds
3rd infusion: 1 minute
4+: add 15 seconds per infusion




COLD BREW

10-11 grams per liter 9-10 hours or overnight, using cold water to start.

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Sep 17, 2018
Utterly luscious...
Anne
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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
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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
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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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