This seems to be the only Li Shan that What-cha carries so it must be this one that Kawaii433 sent me. It was a while ago, but thank you very much again for that excellent package! I will be drinking it alongside the crazy flavored Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster and that may be a mistake, but I will see what I can taste here anyway. I’m also eating some melon so there are all sorts of flavors happening. The oolong itself is very tightly bundled and very dark green. It’s very smooth, silky, with a strong minerals, hint of cream and coconut… as it cools, pineapple. So an odd oolong for flavor notes for me… but I think I had one like this before where it tasted both of coconut and pineapple. Possibly that is how Li Shan varietals taste to me? I like it, but there was also a biteyness to the leaves throughout the consistently flavored steeps, which seems out of place considering the cooler water and short steeps I used. Always glad to try something once though!
Steep #1 // 1 teaspoon for a full mug // 22 minutes after boiling // 1 minute steep
Steep #2 // 20 minutes after boiling // 2 minute steep
Steep #3 // 3 minutes after boiling // 2 minute steep
2020 Sipdowns: 10
Flavors: Coconut, Cream, Mineral, Pineapple