Winter Li Shan
High growing elevations slow the growth of tea plants allowing them to develop their flavors over a longer period. Winter Li Shan, grown in Nantou, Taiwan, at an elevation of 1800 masl is no exception. Harvested in November of 2018, it is a lightly oxidized, floral oolong with an aroma of tropical fruits. It has clear golden color and sweet finish.
In a gaiwan, add 6-7 grams of tea. Pour just enough 210°F water to cover the leaves. Pour off the water immediately. Fill the gaiwan again with hot water and steep for 1 minute. Pour into a cup or serving vessel. Fill the gaiwan with again with hot water and steep another 45 seconds and pour. Repeat the process adding 15-20 seconds per infusion until the leaves no longer provide adequate flavor. Total yield should be at least 4 infusions.