Li ShanGarden Direct High Mountain Oolong Tea - 100g

100g
$30.00
makes 30 cups
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Description

Origin: Li Shan, Taiwan
Cultivar: Qingxin
Elevation: 1,800m
Harvest Season: May 2017

A 2017 Garden Direct Series exclusive! This impressive collection features seasonal micro-lots of single-origin teas we source and import directly from artisan tea farmers. Available for a limited time, these handcrafted teas were selected through real time micro-lot tea cuppings during our 2017 origin travels.

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 all of Taiwan. High elevation, coastal tea gardens experience a greater difference in temperatures and atmospheres between day and night. This dynamic environment stresses the plants, making them hardy and able to produce teas of richly concentrated flavor. In spring, Taiwan's High Mountain Oolongs have thicker, sweeter body and heady hydrosol-based aromatics. Li Shan, located in north-central Taiwan, is a popular mountain for Gao Shan Cha known for its very balanced teas offering both smooth sweetness and interesting floral and fruity aromas.


Tasting Notes

This year's selection from Li Shan is medium-bodied and presents an elegant astringency on the palate, with notes of early spring lilac and sweet cream.

Everyday Brewing

Water to Leaf Ratio
25% of porcelain Guywan with tea
Water Temperature
190°F
Steep Time
1 minute

Traditional Brewing

Brewing Guidelines:
Water Temperature: 195°F
Leaf to Water Ratio: Fill 25% of a porcelain guywan with tea
Steep Times: 1st infusion 1 minute, 2nd infusion 20 seconds, 3rd infusion 1 minute, 4+ add 15 seconds per infusion

Guywan Brewing from Rishi Tea on Vimeo.



For the best infusions, we recommend brewing this tea in a Guywan.

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.

Ingredients

Oolong Tea

Origin

Taiwan

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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 Chinese Ti Kuan Yin... 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 brew in as small a... read more
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 tasted. And what is even... read more
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 it's still going... read more
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 brought out. This is... read more
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 is why: * delicate... 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 gram/oz and initially... read more
Ryan
Los Angeles, 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 is why: * delicate... 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 gram/oz and initially... read more
Ryan
Los Angeles, AL
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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 Chinese Ti Kuan Yin... read more
Joanna
Newburgh, IN
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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 it's still going... read more
Alex Strick van Linschoten
Berlin, Germany, AL
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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 brew in as small a... read more
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 tasted. And what is even... read more
Terry Travers-Davin
Easton, MD
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 brought out. This is... 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 brought out. This is... 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 is why: * delicate... 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 gram/oz and initially... read more
Ryan
Los Angeles, AL
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon
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 it's still going... read more
Alex Strick van Linschoten
Berlin, Germany, AL
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon
Top Notch!
Feb 1, 2017
Rich, buttery sweetness and a smooth mouth feel. The leaves generally brew about 5 times, so make sure you brew in as small a... read more
Benjamin Brill
Chicago, IL
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 tasted. And what is even... 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 Chinese Ti Kuan Yin... read more
Joanna
Newburgh, IN
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