Lishan High Mountain Oolong Spring 2018

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Apricot, Floral, Garden Peas, Jasmine, Melon, Orchid, Sugarcane
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200 °F / 93 °C 0 min, 45 sec 4 g 3 oz / 90 ml

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  • “This was a marvelous Li shan and one of the better jade oolongs I’ve had in a while. The scent of the leaves is a real treat for the nose. The aroma is an intoxicating mix of hyacinth, daffodils,...” Read full tasting note
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  • “I deeply enjoyed this one last night and this morning, for it lasted me eleven brews gong fu. Unfortunately, I was not super precise in how I drank it, so I am not going to be as descriptive as...” Read full tasting note

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Lishan Gaoshan Wulong Cha (Lishan High Mountain Oolong Tea)
Zhang Xie Zhu and Chen Chung Chia
Lishan is a highly sought after high mountain tea and once you have tasted this tea you will know why. Mr. Chen’s tea brews into a bright, yellow/green gold color. The nose is rich and penetrating and there is a noticeable viscosity in the mouth. The finish is long and persistent. This is an exceptionally fine example of what good tea from Lishan should deliver.

Grower: Zhang Xie Zhu
Tea Master: Chen Chung Chia
Cultivar: Qing Xin Wulong
Region: Lishan, Taichung City
Altitude: 2200 m
Harvest: May 12, 2018
Oxidation: 20%
Unroasted

Brewing Suggestions:
To prepare this tea in the traditional gongfu style use a gaiwan or Yixing pot and 6 grams of tea per 100ml of water at 212°F (100° C). Steep for 20 seconds. Reduce time to 15 seconds for the second steep and then increase with each subsequent steep.

For an 8 oz cup, use between 3-5 grams of tea, about a heaping teaspoon, for an 8 oz. cup. Pour water at 212°F (100° C) over the leaves and steep for approximately 60 seconds. Always remember to adjust steeping time depending on water temperature, amount of tea you have and personal flavor preference. Increase time and temperature slightly with each infusion.

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This was a marvelous Li shan and one of the better jade oolongs I’ve had in a while. The scent of the leaves is a real treat for the nose. The aroma is an intoxicating mix of hyacinth, daffodils, wild flowers, and melon. I kept smelling the gaiwan over and over again to take in all the loveliness. The brewed tea is a juicy, flowery nectar with notes of orchid, sweet pea, apricot, and jasmine. Later on, it settled into a nice sugarcane sweetness, some vegetal tones but still remained lush and floral. I steeped this about 7-8 times and it definitely could have been pushed further.

Flavors: Apricot, Floral, Garden Peas, Jasmine, Melon, Orchid, Sugarcane

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 0 min, 45 sec 4 g 3 OZ / 90 ML
tanluwils

Nice notes! I’m looking decently-priced Li Shan, so I may need to check out this vendor.

Daylon R Thomas

Another great one for affordable Lishan is What-Cha. They are not in stock at the moment, but it goes between $13-14 per 50 grams, which is the deal for the quality. The Tillerman has great oolongs in general. Their Cuifeng is also not bad, and it is cheaper. Some people also like the Mountain Tea Lishan on here, but I haven’t had experience with it. Mountain Stream tea has a bunch of Li-Shan seasons for different prices.

tanluwils

I’ve also heard good things about What-Cha (though I have yet to place an order…) and $13-14 for 50g is a good price. I’ll have to wait until they’re back in stock! I’ve have lots of Mountain Tea’s oolongs and their 2017 Winter LiShan is pretty good. I’m always tempted to get their Dayuling, but chicken out due to the price.

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I deeply enjoyed this one last night and this morning, for it lasted me eleven brews gong fu. Unfortunately, I was not super precise in how I drank it, so I am not going to be as descriptive as usual. I started off precise, and then I improvised the rest of it. It was immensely thick, viscous, fresh, floral and fruity. There were some definite honey, lemongrass, apple, lilac, blossom, and other green notes. I actually got something that resembled watermelon later on…weird. Expensive, but very durable. You always know that you have an awesome quality tea if it tastes good despite the abuse you put it through.

LuckyMe

Just had this the other day and enjoyed it lot. Super flowery with some serious staying power

Daylon R Thomas

Enjoying the Tillerman Teas then?

LuckyMe

Haven’t gotten to the others yet, but was excellent. I have some hope now for the 2018 harvest :-)

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