Lishan Tie GuanyinFloating Leaves Tea
This tea was grown on Lishan, like our Lishan high mountain, but the farmer grew Tie Guanyin cultivar tea bushes. Then the tea was slightly more oxidized than traditional high mountain, and lightly roasted.
The result is a fascinating and unclassifiable oolong. The first few steeps have a sweetness not unlike Oriental Beauty or Honey Oolong. Then, around the third infusion the Tie Guanyin character starts to show through. The mouthfeel is stimulating and causes pleasant salivation. It has the classic brothy quality and metallic mouthfeel. Every infusion is unique with this tea, and it has an extremely obvious overall shift over the course of a session.
This tea is very clean and the broth takes a clear, uniform path into the body. A truly unique experience.