Grown on Mr. Liu's farm on Qing Jing Mountain at an elevation of 1,700 meters, this spring-harvested high mountain oolong tea is a special treat for oolong tea lovers. Lightly oxidized, it has a fresh, crisp aroma, creamy texture and light and smooth taste.
Teas grown at altitudes over 1,000 meters (3,300 feet) are referred to as "gao shan cha", or high mountain tea. These high mountain teas are highly prized by tea connoisseurs in Taiwan, since the higher the altitude at which the tea plant is grown, the more complex and interesting its aromas and flavors will be. The colder temperatures slow the growth of the tea plant and increase the concentration of aromatic oils in the leaves. In addition, the abundant cloud cover and thick fog filters sunshine for most of the day, allowing the leaves to produce more intense flavors while tempering the bitterness that can result from too much sun exposure.
Harvest: May 2014
Oxidation Level: 15%