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Indulge in the sensory journey of Li Shan Oolong Tea, where the fragrance of flowers greets your nose, evolving into a sweet, lingering aftertaste that enhances with each infusion. The tightly rolled leaves unfurl to reveal a smooth, soft texture, retaining their tender stems, reflecting the meticulous craftsmanship. Experience the transformation as the tea matures through multiple brews, from a soft, sweet start to a richer, more complex finish. This Li Shan Oolong tea’s pronounced floral scent, combined with its gentle, enduring sweetness and the full-bodied texture of the liquor, ensures a delightful and refreshing tea-drinking experience

Discover the exquisite allure of our Lishan Oolong Tea, cultivated in the misty peaks of Nantou County’s Cuiluan tea district. Compared with Alishan Oolong tea,  this exceptional Li Shan Oolong tea embodies the harmony of nature, with bright green tea leaves harvested at noon, carefully handpicked as tender buds and young leaves. The unique environment of constant cloud cover and rich pectin contributes to a tea liquor that is vibrantly green and brimming with life. With a delicate 15%-20% light fermentation, each sip of our lishan oolong reveals a layered experience: initial floral notes that bloom into a captivating fruity aroma, enriched by abundant amino acids and tea polyphenols.

What Is Lishan Oolong Tea?

Li Shan Oolong Tea (“梨山乌龙茶”), named after Taiwan’s majestic Li Mountain, translates to “Pear Mountain” Oolong Tea. Grown at altitudes of 2000 meters and above, this lishan oolong tea benefits from the unique climate of the region. The constant mist and cloud cover, along with cool temperatures, create ideal conditions for tea cultivation. These environmental factors contribute to the tea’s exceptional quality, imparting a distinct floral aroma and a rich, complex flavor. Li Shan Oolong Tea is celebrated for its vibrant green leaves, tightly rolled into small, compact balls. Each cup reveals layers of taste, from fresh floral notes to a sweet, lingering aftertaste. Its name not only signifies its geographic origin but also the natural beauty and purity associated with Li Mountain, making it a prized choice for tea connoisseurs seeking a premium and authentic Taiwanese tea experience.

The history of Li Shan Oolong Tea begins in the 1980s, when tea cultivation was introduced to Taiwan’s high-altitude regions, specifically in Nantou County. This area, renowned for its cool temperatures, fertile soil, and persistent mist, provided perfect conditions for growing high-quality tea. The tea industry in this region quickly flourished, with Li Shan Oolong Tea emerging as a standout due to its superior taste and unique characteristics. Over the decades, Li Shan Oolong Tea has garnered a global reputation for excellence, becoming one of the most sought-after high mountain teas. Its rich heritage is rooted in the meticulous care and traditional methods used in its production, which have been passed down through generations. This commitment to quality and authenticity has solidified Li Shan Oolong Tea’s status as a premium tea, revered by tea enthusiasts around the world.

Li Shan Oolong Tea undergoes an intricate and careful processing method to ensure its premium quality. The process begins with the handpicking of tender buds and young leaves at noon, when the leaves are at their peak freshness. The lishan tea leaves are then spread out to wither, reducing their moisture content and preparing them for fermentation. This tea undergoes a light fermentation process, with only 15%-20% fermentation, to preserve its natural flavors and vibrant green color. After fermentation, the lishan tea leaves are tightly rolled into small, compact balls, a technique that enhances the tea’s aromatic profile and allows for multiple infusions. The final step is drying, which locks in the tea’s flavor and aroma. This meticulous processing results in a tea that is not only visually appealing but also rich in taste, with floral and fruity notes that evolve with each brew, providing a dynamic and satisfying tea-drinking experience.

Features of Our Lishan Oolong Tea

  • Ingredients: Made from the finest one bud and two to three leaves of young tea plants, our Li Shan Oolong Tea is meticulously handpicked and crafted to ensure premium quality.
  • Origin: Sourced from the prestigious Cuiluan tea district in Nantou County’s Ren’ai Township, known for its constant mist and cloud cover, which contribute to the tea’s rich and complex flavor profile.
  • Appearance: The lishan oolong tea leaves are tightly rolled into compact balls with soft stems, showcasing a bright green color that reflects their freshness and high-quality processing.
  • Aroma: The initial aroma is a delicate floral fragrance, reminiscent of orchids, which transitions to a subtle fruity scent with subsequent brews, providing a multi-layered aromatic experience.
  • Flavor: The lishan oolong tea offers a smooth and sweet flavor with a lingering aftertaste. The first few infusions reveal a fresh floral taste, while later brews develop a richer, more robust fruity flavor.
  • Quality: With a light fermentation level of 15%-20%, this lishan tea retains its vibrant green hue and rich nutrient content, including amino acids and tea polyphenols, ensuring a delightful and healthful tea-drinking experience.
  • Tea Liquor: The infusion produces a bright green and lively tea liquor, indicative of its high pectin content and superior quality.
  • Texture: The tea leaves unfurl to reveal their tender nature, maintaining a soft and smooth texture that enhances the overall mouthfeel.
  • Unique Features: Our Li Shan Oolong Tea is renowned for its pronounced floral scent, long-lasting sweet aftertaste, and ability to evolve in flavor through multiple infusions, providing a truly dynamic and satisfying experience for tea enthusiasts

What Does Lishan Oolong Tea Taste Like?

From the moment you brew this Li Shan oolong tea, the aroma captivates you. As the hot water touches the leaves, a fragrant bouquet of floral notes reminiscent of orchids and lilies rises, filling the air with an enticing scent. This floral fragrance is not only pleasant but also indicative of the tea’s high quality and meticulous processing.

Taking your first sip of Li Shan Oolong Tea, you’ll immediately notice its smooth, velvety texture. The tea liquor is light and bright green, a visual testament to its freshness and purity. The initial taste is subtle yet complex, with delicate floral flavors that gently dance on your palate. These floral notes are soon complemented by a sweet, honey-like undertone that adds depth and richness to the tea. This sweetness is natural, derived from the tea leaves’ inherent qualities, and it lingers pleasantly after each sip. As you continue to drink, the flavor profile of Li Shan Oolong Tea evolves, revealing new dimensions with each brew. The second and third infusions bring out a subtle fruity aroma, adding another layer of complexity to the tea. The fruity notes are often likened to ripe peaches or apricots, offering a delightful contrast to the initial floral flavors. This gradual transformation in taste is one of the many pleasures of drinking Li Shan Oolong Tea, making each cup a new adventure.

The lishan oolong tea’s aftertaste is another highlight, leaving a refreshing and long-lasting sweetness in your mouth. This lingering sweetness, known as “hui gan” in Chinese, is a hallmark of high-quality oolong teas. It enhances the overall drinking experience, making you want to savor each moment. The tea’s low astringency ensures that it remains smooth and enjoyable throughout multiple infusions

How to Determine the Quality of Li Shan Oolong Tea?

For customers new to Li Shan Oolong tea and want to buy good ones, here are four helpful tips you can follow:

  • Appearance of the Leaves: High-quality Li Shan Oolong Tea can be identified by examining the appearance of the leaves. Look for tightly rolled, compact balls with a vibrant green color. The leaves should appear fresh and intact, with minimal breakage. The presence of soft, tender stems is also a good indicator of quality, as it shows that the tea was handpicked and carefully processed. Avoid teas with dull, uneven coloring or excessive broken leaves, as these may indicate lower quality or poor handling. The overall visual appeal of the tea leaves is a strong indicator of its quality.
  • Aroma: High-quality Li Shan Oolong should have a pronounced, fresh floral fragrance reminiscent of orchids or lilies. This aroma should be strong and consistent, even before brewing. When you open the tea package, the floral scent should be immediately noticeable and pleasant. During brewing, the aroma should become more intense, filling the air with a delightful fragrance. A weak or stale smell indicates poor quality or old tea. The aroma is a direct reflection of the tea’s freshness and the careful processing it has undergone.
  • Taste: A superior Li Shan Oolong will have a smooth, velvety texture and a balanced flavor profile. The initial sips should reveal delicate floral notes, followed by a natural, honey-like sweetness that lingers in the mouth. As you continue to drink, the tea should evolve, revealing subtle fruity undertones in later infusions. High-quality Li Shan Oolong has a clean, refreshing taste with low astringency, making it enjoyable across multiple brews. A bitter or harsh taste indicates lower quality tea.
  • Leaf Unfurling: High-quality lishan tea leaves will open up gradually, revealing their tender, intact structure. The li shan oolong tea leaves should become fully extended, showcasing their original shape and size. This unfurling process should be smooth and consistent, indicating that the tea was properly processed and stored. Poor quality tea leaves may unfurl unevenly or remain partially rolled, which suggests improper processing or lower-grade leaves. Observing the unfurling process provides insight into the tea’s craftsmanship and overall quality.

Why Our Li Shan Oolong Tea Is So Good?

Our Li Shan Oolong Tea stands out for its unparalleled flavor, aroma, and quality, crafted to perfection in the misty peaks of Taiwan. Here are four key reasons why you should choose Oolong Garden as the best answer to “where to buy Li Shan Oolong Tea”:

  • Premium Quality Leaves: At Oolong Garden, we use only the finest, handpicked leaves from the high-altitude Li Mountain. The tender buds and young leaves are selected for their superior quality and freshness to make lishan oolong tea. This meticulous selection process ensures that each batch of our tea is made from the best possible raw materials. The vibrant green color and intact structure of the leaves are a testament to their premium quality, resulting in a tea that is both visually appealing and rich in flavor. Each sip offers a taste of the care and dedication that goes into producing our exceptional Li Shan Oolong Tea.
  • Ideal Growing Conditions: Our Li Shan Oolong Tea is grown in the renowned Cuiluan tea district of Nantou County, at altitudes above 2000 meters. The constant mist and cloud cover, combined with cool temperatures, create the perfect environment for tea cultivation. These unique growing conditions impart a distinct character to our tea, enhancing its natural sweetness and floral aroma. The high-altitude environment also contributes to the tea’s vibrant green color and rich, complex flavor profile. This natural synergy between the environment and the tea plants ensures that our Li Shan Oolong Tea offers a truly authentic and exceptional taste experience.
  • Expert Processing Techniques: The processing of our Li Shan Oolong Tea involves a combination of traditional and modern techniques to ensure the highest quality. The leaves undergo light fermentation (15%-20%), which preserves their natural flavors and vibrant green color. The leaves are then tightly rolled and carefully dried to lock in their aromatic compounds. This meticulous processing enhances the lishan oolong tea’s floral and fruity notes, creating a smooth, velvety texture and a delightful taste experience with every sip. Our commitment to preserving traditional methods while incorporating modern innovations guarantees that our tea maintains its superior quality and distinctive taste.
  • Freshness Guaranteed: At Oolong Garden, we prioritize freshness in every step of our lishan oolong tea production. From handpicking the leaves to processing and packaging, we ensure that our tea retains its fresh, vibrant flavor. Our packaging is designed to preserve the tea’s freshness, protecting it from moisture and air. This commitment to freshness guarantees that every cup of our Li Shan Oolong Tea delivers the full, rich taste and aromatic experience that our customers expect. By maintaining strict quality control and efficient packaging methods, we ensure that our tea reaches you in the best possible condition, ready to be enjoyed at its peak flavor.
Grade

First Grade, Premium Grade

Harvest Region

Cui luan (1900m), Da yu ling (2600m), Fu shou (2600m), Qi lai (1800m-2100m)

Harvest season

Spring, Winter

Roasting Level

Lightly Medium Roasted, Lightly Roasted

Weight

150g/5.3oz, 300g/10.6oz

Origin

Taiwan

Brand

Oolong Garden

Caffeinated

Low Caffeine

Feature

Fair Trade, Gluten-free, Kosher, Low-calorie, Sugar-free, Vegan

Health Benefits

Antioxidant, Detoxing, Hydrating, Metabolic, Slimming

Preparation

Hot & Iced

Sweetness

Unsweetened

Forms & Package

Loose Leaf, Ready Serve

Tea Type

Oolong Tea

Fermentation Level

Lightly Fermented

Flavor

Classic

Variety

Original

How to Brew Lishan Oolong Tea

Hot Brew Lishan Oolong Tea

To fully appreciate the exquisite flavors of our Li Shan Oolong Tea, follow these precise steps for hot brewing:

  1. Preparation: Use 6 grams of Li Shan Oolong Tea leaves for every 150 milliliters of water.
  2. Rinse the Tea: Pour boiling water over the tea leaves in your teapot or gaiwan and quickly pour it out. This step, known as rinsing, awakens the leaves and primes them for brewing.
  3. First Infusion: Pour boiling water over the tea leaves and let it steep for 30 seconds. This initial brew will release the delicate floral and sweet notes of the tea.
  4. Second Infusion: For the second brew, steep the tea leaves for 15-20 seconds. The shorter steep time intensifies the flavor while maintaining the tea’s smoothness.
  5. Third Infusion: Increase the steeping time to 35 seconds for the third infusion, allowing the deeper, richer flavors to develop.
  6. Subsequent Infusions: From the fourth infusion onward, adjust the steeping time based on your taste preference. Add about 10 seconds for each subsequent infusion. If the previous brew was too strong, reduce the steeping time by 5 seconds; if it was too light, increase it by 5 seconds.

This method ensures that you extract the full range of flavors from our high-quality Li Shan Oolong Tea, providing a dynamic and satisfying tea-drinking experience.

Cold Brew Lishan Oolong Tea Method

For a refreshing twist, try the cold brew method:

  1. Tea-to-Water Ratio: Use a ratio of 1 gram of tea leaves to 100 milliliters of water. Place the tea leaves in a bottle or pitcher.
  2. Add Water: Pour mineral water or cooled, boiled water over the tea leaves.
  3. Cold Brew: Cover the container and place it in the refrigerator. Let it steep for 5-8 hours. This slow infusion process draws out the tea’s subtle flavors, creating a smooth, refreshing drink.

Cold-brewed Li Shan Oolong Tea can be enjoyed chilled directly from the refrigerator or at room temperature. This method offers a convenient and refreshing way to savor the tea’s natural sweetness and delicate floral notes, perfect for hot days or a soothing drink at any time

Premium Li Shan Oolong Tea from Taiwan
Premium Li Shan Oolong Tea from Taiwan

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