Li Shan GSC Spring Harvest Steep Slopes
Garden Direct Oolong Tea
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Li Shan GSC Spring Harvest Steep Slopes
Li Shan GSC Spring Harvest Steep Slopes
Li Shan GSC Spring Harvest Steep Slopes

The teas from Li Shan are very fresh and vibrant green with light fermentation and elegant integration of complex taste and aroma.



Qty:

Freshness and clarity, green apple,

orchids, umami and vibrancy 

About this tea

The mountainous regions of Central Taiwan produce some of the most exquisite oolong teas in the world. These teas are called “Gao Shan Cha” (High Mountain Tea) because the tea gardens are situated in very high altitudes compared to all other oolong tea growing regions. The mists in the high mountains shroud and naturally shade the tea bushes during the peak harvesting season. The foggy and cool mists filter the intense UV light. This high mountain micro-climate facilitates the gradual growth of new tea buds which concentrates the amino acids and aromatic compounds. The result is an oolong tea with splendid aromatic complexity and nuances. At more than 2000 meters above sea level, the gardens in Li Shan (“Pear Mountain”) are the highest elevation tea producing regions of oolong tea on the planet. The teas from Li Shan are very fresh and vibrant green with light fermentation and elegant integration of complex taste and aroma. This batch from the steep slopes garden is vibrant and fresh with distinctive green apple and floral orchid notes with balanced umami flavor and depth. 

Ingredients

Oolong tea

Origin

Li Shan, Taichung City, Taiwan

Cultivar

Qingxin

Harvest

April; December - January

Elevation

2100 meters

Preparation
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Traditional Tea Preparation

Add 7g to a gaiwan or gongfu teapot (per 150ml).

Use water cooled to 200°F.

Don’t rinse this tea.

Infuse 1st brew for 45-60 seconds.

Infuse 2nd brew for 20-30 seconds.

Repeat several times (20-30 seconds). Brew multiple rounds until the flavor and aroma of the tea dissipates. As the leaves expand and unfurl, increase the infusion time to 1-2 minutes to enjoy the strength and essence of the tea.  

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Origin

Li Shan

Taichung City, Taiwan

At more than 2000 meters above sea level, Li Shan (“Pear Mountain”) is one of the highest elevation producing regions of oolong tea on the planet. The thick mists and clouds in the high mountain regions of Central Taiwan provide a natural shading effect for the oolong tea gardens which, like the shaded cultivation of gyokuro and matcha, enhances the smoothness and richness of tea.

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