Lishan is a micro-region within the Taiwanese tea world with plenty of variance to be found. This tea comes from the Huagang area of Lishan and clocks in at around 2300 meters. Grown at such a high elevation, this tea packs a lot of flavor and pungent buttercream aromas are noticeable as soon as the water hits the tea.
When pushed a bit further the tannic nature of the tea begins to show itself by coating the mouth with a pleasant warmth, a common trait of Lishan teas. With aromas of vegetable broth alongside buttered popcorn flavors, this an exceptional tea to add to a collection or to be given as a gift to a friend.
In our opinion, this one is best drunk when the brew has cooled slightly and the flavors are more pronounced.
For a slightly higher elevation tea from a nearby farm, try our Dayuling High Mountain Oolong.