Fall Pear Mountain (Lishan) Oolong B

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Oolong Tea
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Butter, Floral, Jasmine, Orchid, Peach, Strawberry
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  • “Mountain Stream Teas offers 3 different grades of this Li Shan. All of them sourced from the same farm and processed the same, but on different days. The earlier the picking the better the tea is...” Read full tasting note

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A favorite of this company and for many of our customers, our freshly finished Fall Pear Mountain Oolong 2020 is ready to be shipped!

A frost event this spring gave the tea plants on Lishan some damage but they have bounced back stronger than ever! This year’s Fall pick is great. So great in fact, that we decided to buy a bunch of it and pass those cost savings onto you! Until mid of September we are currently offering 1kg of Fall Pear Mountain A for only $150, shipping included. Smaller sizes are of course on offer as well.

We are also offering all three processing days but A was the clear winner for us. These are all teas picked from the same garden by the same pickers and processed by the same tea master, just on different days. The days were:

A — Picked August 8th, best all around ‘fall pick’ feel. Rich, smooth and fresh.

B — Picked August 14th, full thick fruit notes but lacking the round completeness of A

C — Picked August 10th, hits the taste points of more bitterness and astringency in it strength

You can see the options to sample the teas below and see if you agree with our choice!

This Pear Mountain Oolong has all the markers of a world class tea, except for the price point. Clear vegetal beginnings give way to the thick buttery mid mouth and finishes with a sweet stone fruit that lingers on the palate for hours. The classic butter mouthfeel of high mountain Taiwanese oolongs is enhanced by the beautiful flavors of this 2000m high terroir. This tea is the Fall pick so the flavors are richer, more buttery and stronger than the other seasons.

Elevation: 2000m

Status: Tested Agrochemical Free

Cultivar: QinXin

Oxidization: 20-30%

Season: August 10th(A), 11th©, 14th(B), 2020

Method: Hand picked, processed on site, small batch

Region: Lishan(Pear Mountain), Nantou

Recommend Brewing Style:

Gong Fu Style: 3-5g per 100ml, ~100C water, 30, 45, 60 then add 5-10 seconds steeps in gaiwan. Lasts 4-5+ steeps.

Western Style: 3g per 100ml, ~100c water for 3 minutes. Lasts 2-3 steeps.

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Mountain Stream Teas offers 3 different grades of this Li Shan. All of them sourced from the same farm and processed the same, but on different days. The earlier the picking the better the tea is supposed to be. This is their “B” grade which was picked 6 days after the first harvest.

It has similar floral-fruity aromatics as Pear Mountain A with added notes of dried peaches and orchid. I would not recommend following Mountain Stream’s steeping instructions though as I ended up ruining my first cup. Not every tea takes well to boiling water. Anyway, the steeped tea is buttery and thick with mild floral undertones. It leans slightly savory and at time edges towards bitterness which goes away once the water temperature is lowered. Overall, it’s smooth and buttery though not very complex or nuanced.

Now the ambient brew was a totally different story and super delicious. Creamy and elegant, with jasmine like florals and a fruity note akin to strawberry. It had such a clean, effervescent quality to it like fresh water from a mountain spring. I wish I had the finesse to coax out this same flavor from hot steeping.

Flavors: Butter, Floral, Jasmine, Orchid, Peach, Strawberry

Boiling 0 min, 30 sec 4 tsp 2 OZ / 68 ML

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