Li Shan Oolong Tea
Tasting Nodes: Cream, Spinach, Magnolia, Rice Malt, Oak, Brown Sugar
One of the big four High Mountain Oolongs, Li Shan Oolong is prized by the local Taiwanese as a premium tea. This oolong is grown on the slopes of Li Shan near Nantou County and brings about a great deal of complexity in taste. This high mountain oolong utilizes the Chin-Hsin cultivar and is much more earthy compared to its Shan Lin Xi or Alishan siblings. It has contains creamy, vegetal and malty aromas. The tea also exhibits creamy, vegetal and earthy nodes early on while settling into a more floral and sweet aftertaste towards lingering at the end of each sip. It has a great mouth feel with no dryness and refreshing aftertaste which makes you go back for more.
Nantou County is located in the center of Taiwan and is the largest Tea growing and production region in the country. The amount of tea exported from this region is estimated to roughly be over 12,000 tons per year and is said to represent over two-thirds of the entire tea output in Taiwan.