Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Spring 2010 Li Shan Oolong

Cultivar: Luanze Oolong
Origin: Li Shan, Tsui Luan section
Harvested by hand on May 25th, 2010.
Elevation: 2200-2300 m
Rolled, low oxidized Oolong

Competition test: 3 grams brewed for 6 minutes.

Dry leaves are compactly rolled.
Open leaves are thick, big and show insect bites on the edges.
The tea brew is clear, transparent and shiny. Perfect!

Light flowers. Sugar cane. Vetiver. Spring.

A fine sweetness. Purity. Recurring mellow aftertaste. Freshness. Power.

Conclusion: High Mountain Oolong at its sweetest and purest!

Advice: Use very hot (just boiled) water to open these tightly rolled leaves. And preheat your vessel and cups.

This tea concludes a wonderful High Mountain season of Spring 2010. 4 different mountains can now be enjoyed and compared.

Recently, Teaparker compared High Mountain Oolongs to the 3 tenors: Shan Lin Shi as José Carreras, Ali Shan as Placido Domingo and Da Yu Ling as Luciano Pavarotti.

And what about Li Shan? I'd suggest Andrea Bocelli!


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