Li Shan

Perhaps a perfectly balanced Taiwanese green oolong, this Li Shan shares the clean and fruity top notes of refined high-mountain oolongs as well as richer base notes of more oxidized examples. Presumably pure coincidence, pear matches the flavor profile as well as the provenance, along with a bouquet of tropical fruit, the vegetality of bok choi and banana leaf, a mild butteriness, and even a hint of curry with a stronger infusion. Pulled between sweet and savory, clean and rich, fruit and vegetable, this tea manages the difficult act of being everything without compromise.

  • ORIGIN:  Cuifeng, Lishan, Taichung, Nantou, Taiwan
  • ALTITUDE:  1700-1800 metres
  • MEANING:  [From] Pear Mountain (Li Shan)
  • CULTIVAR:  Qing Xin
  • HARVEST TIME:  May 223
  • TASTE:  Pear, banana leaf, curry


  • Quantity: 6g / 500ml
  • Water temperature: 100°C
  • Infusion time: 5 min
  • Quantity: 3g / 100ml
  • Water temperature: 100°C
  • 5 infusions: 30, 30, 45, 45, 60 sec

For best results in gongfu cha, brew in the traditional gaiwan or in a Yixing teapot.