This was also good. Will review later, again!
Flavors: Mineral, Tropical
“This was also good. Will review later, again!” Read full tasting note
“Nice Li Shan high Mountain Oolong! Citrusy, buttery and full in the mouth. I really like the lingering sweet tartness to the soft palate. This tea is refreshing and mouth watering.” Read full tasting note
“Backlog: An absolutely wonderful LiShan Oolong. Creamy taste and texture, sweet floral notes, hints of tropical fruit. Sweet and smooth. Subtle vanilla notes. I got ten amazing infusions from...” Read full tasting note
“I just have a sample of this, and I’m disappointed that now the smallest size it’s available in is 15og that I will not be getting. Too much tea. Ah well. I like this tea. Floral....” Read full tasting note
Li Shan, or “Pear Mountain”, is named after the abundant pear orchards that originally occupied the region. In addition to its rich soil, Li Shan’s high altitude maintains a cool and moist climate that is ideal for creating superior quality tea. Our spring harvest was grown at an elevation of about 2,000 meters, or over 6,500 ft! Tea from Li Shan has a very high demand due to its limited supply and superior quality. Floral and fruity in character, this tea also has a very clean, soft mouth feel and evokes exotic flavors such as mango and tropical fruit. Can be steeped multiple times without losing flavor.
Chinese Name: 梨山烏龍茶
Origin/ Harvest: Lishan, Heping District, Taichong City, Taiwan 台灣台中市和平區梨山村 / Spring 2014
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Nice Li Shan high Mountain Oolong! Citrusy, buttery and full in the mouth. I really like the lingering sweet tartness to the soft palate. This tea is refreshing and mouth watering.
Flavors: Berries, Butter, Citrusy, Creamy, Fruit Tree Flowers, Mineral, Tangy
An absolutely wonderful LiShan Oolong. Creamy taste and texture, sweet floral notes, hints of tropical fruit. Sweet and smooth. Subtle vanilla notes.
I got ten amazing infusions from this tea. You can read about my experience with it here: http://sororiteasisters.com/2014/08/07/li-shan-high-mountain-oolong-from-green-terrace-teas/
I just have a sample of this, and I’m disappointed that now the smallest size it’s available in is 15og that I will not be getting. Too much tea.
I like this tea. Floral. Creamy. Buttery. Sweet. Tasty.
I’m trying to battle the sore throat that has come from out of nowhere, and this seemed like it might help. Not sure that it is, but hey, it tastes good.
Oh my god, I’m excited for this tea. After having Green Terrace’s amazing Li Shan black the other day, I just had to dig into this.
The dry leaf is tightly rolled into small green pellets and doesn’t smell like much, but steeped, the bready, sweet notes that I loved in the black are coming out, along with some nice floral notes.
Now that this has cooled enough to drink, I’m quite enjoying it. Some of the bready notes come through on the palate, along with a bit of vegetal tang, but the dominant note is a really lovely floral, complimented by just a hint of astringency. Reminiscent of jasmine and even a bit of lavender.
The start of the sip isn’t super great – it has a bit of that under-leafed hot water taste when it first hits my tongue, but the flavour and complexity build quickly, and the finish is quite powerful. I’m not sure that I’d actually want to add more leaf or more time to this.
Second steep was very similar. A bit heavier on the bread and lighter on the floral.
Flavors: Baked Bread, Floral, Jasmine, Lavender, Sweet, Vegetal
I’m drinking this at the same time as Alishan and Shan Lin Xi, all from Green Terrace. They all have quite distinct personalities! I started with the Alishan and this was quite the departure from that oolong. This oolong is crazy fruity to me. There’s a hint of a creamy mouthfeel and then BAM, mango in my mouth. I honestly couldn’t believe it when I took the first sip. I’m getting not only mango with some sweetness, but also a subtly spicy finish. I kept thinking that it reminded me of a dessert I had had, but couldn’t remember what. I finally figured it out- it reminds me a lot of mango mousse that is served in Indian restaurants. Yum! I don’t know if all Li Shans are like this, but it was definitely a unique experience for me.
Also, when did Green Terrace change so that the minimum quantity of tea is 150g? I just bought 10g of a bunch of their teas to try and would like to buy more, but that’s honestly a huge deterrent.
Flavors: Creamy, Mango, Spices
Do you have a tea in your cupboard that’s so good it’s a special occasion tea? And you hardly ever get to drink it because it’s that good? This is one of those teas and I resolve to just drink down my good oolongs. Having this in the morning because I never seem to fit oolongs in for afternoon.
I just brewed this Western style this morning. No fuss and took in the aroma and taste of the beautiful floral buttery oolong. Mmmmmmmm. It was nice after doing some Rodney Yee Yoga. I like his calm voice (and he’s not bad looking either!) but he sometimes rushes the yoga moves too much.
Flavors: Butter, Floral
So I know I started out with drinking oolongs wrong when i first got into tea. My dad has a worker in China who has stayed at our house a few times over the years. She always used to just put a bunch of tea leaves in her cup and then keep adding water. Over-steeping did not exist in her world. And neither did it in mine till I found this forum. xD
Sometimes I like to still be a bad tea drinker and drink tea like that, without a strainer. I’ve been tempted to do that with these Green Terrace Teas. They are too light for me it feels like. Perhaps I am used to drinking strong and sometimes bitter oolongs, so when I drink the vegetable, floral kinds they’re too light for me.
The steeping time on Steepster says a minute, but after doing it for a minute I wanted it to be stronger so I steeped it for a bit longer.
Was hoping for a stronger Li Shan like I’ve had in the past but like the other sample I tried it’s light and floral-y. I mean, it is a bit stronger than the other of course. But not strong enough for me I suppose.
I’m hard on teas. :P