Lishan is one of the more famous tea regions in Taiwan, and year after year local growers have shown just how well-suited the area is for tea production. The greater Lishan area also grows plenty of fruits and vegetables, but the higher elevations are more-or-less the domain of tea, with the climate and altitude drawing out flavors from the leaves that simply don't show up closer to sea level. Our spring Lishan clocks in at around 2400 meters and is located close to Dayuling, a Taiwanese micro-region famous for their high mountain tea production.
This is a lovely tea with the savory umami taste that Lishan teas of this altitude are famous for. A little of this tea goes a long way, and really does a great job of putting out flavor steep after steep. This spring’s yield was a bit smaller than expected due to frost problems in March, but the tea that made it through to harvest is truly something. For fans of spring oolongs this isn’t one to miss!