2021 Spring Lishan High MountainFloating Leaves Tea
This Lishan was harvested from a garden at about 1800 meters elevation. The season was late this year, but it was worth it! Lishan is the highest elevation region where we get high mountain oolong. The high altitude brings out huge complexity, so this tea has some of the most brilliant notes of all our oolong teas. In Lishan, we are looking for a tea with floral and citrus notes and a rich buttery body.
Scent off the top of the leaves in a warm gaiwan is rich and buttery. Aroma of the tea is rich and elegant, with notes of flowers, grapefruit and butter. Milk candy notes show up as the broth evaporates off the bottom of the cup. Citrus, floral notes and the savory 'dairy' notes are integrated with a great sense of balance. Broth is full bodied, feels solid in the mouth, spreading across the palette and puffing up to the roof of the mouth easily. The broth is initially quite stimulating, and smooths out into a sweet aftertaste. In other words, the broth 'moves'.
Aftertaste leaves a bodacious impression of cream, flowers and citrus encapsulated in a mouthwatering texture. An elegant tea with a rich buttery body that puffs beautifully in the mouth. I'm very pleased with the quality of Lishan this season!
- Harvest Location : Lishan, Taiwan
- Harvest Date : May, 2021
- Cultivar : Qing Xin
- Farming Method : Conventional
- Altitude : 1800 Meters