A Li Shan is prizes for its quality, considered by many to be the highest quality of Taiwanese tea. The tea is grown on Pear Mountain (Li Shan.) The mountain gets its name from its many pear orchards surrounding the area. The tea has a complex mixture of flavours. The first thing that comes through is the soft, almost creaminess followed by the sweet fruity flavours that can be detected in the aroma. The tea has a medium to light body and as a refreshingly smooth finish.
Region: Dayuling, Lishan, Taiwan
Other Names: Taiwan High Mountain Oolong Tea, A Li Mountain Oolong.
Teaware: Glass or ceramic Gaiwan
Amount: 3g /1½ teaspoons
Temperature: 100°c (212°F)
Steeping Time: We suggest that you rinse your tea leaves before enjoying them, simply add water to the leaves and discard. This wakes them up and they are ready to go. For your first steep, we suggest a 30-50 second steep. For the second steep 10 seconds is best, simply add 5 seconds to each of your next steeps. This will allow you to experience the full range of tastes the leaves have to offer.
*These steeping directions are for a traditional Gong Fu style tea, if you are brewing this tea in a regular cup we recommend steeping for 2 – 3 minutes. This tea can be steeped 4 times.