drank Li Shan Oolong by Naivetea
54 tasting notes

Li Shan Oolong
Lightly oxidized oolong from one of the highest elevation tea regions in Central Taiwan.

Dry aroma: nutty, oceanic, sweet, light-soft toasted note
Wet aroma: floral – almost lilac , vegetal, buttery….
Appearance: tightly rolled leaf and stem, dark green with jade marbling
Cup: Pale yellow liqour with slight green luminence, clear and bright. Full mouth feel with smooth, light body, a lingering gentle astringency and sweetness on the finish. An almost gyokuro-like grassy/sweet profile, with soft silky layers of subtle flavors reminescent of cream, lilac, and brussle sprouts. Exceptionally clean. Gave 4 solid extractions using:
3 grams in a 6oz Taiwanese gawain, with 180 degree water, steeping for 3 minutes, with following extractions having cooler water temps and longer steep times.

I am a big fan of lightly oxidized oolongs and have a tendency to prefer them buttery, crisp, complex and lingering. This falls into that range, but the flavors are so subtle (even after making space for this early in the morning, before eating – as not to complicate the taste buds – the flavors were still so elusive that I wish it had more bold distinction). I would still highly recommend.

185 °F / 85 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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