Review: Lishan Tian Fu Oolong Tea

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Thumbs up!"Bright and perky, this cup displays a lovely balance between grass, flower and milk notes. Highly recommended."
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This offering was harvested in June 2012 at an altitude of 2200 meters above sea level on the slopes of Li Mountain in Taiwan. This semi-oxidized oolong promises intense floral notes. The leaves are tightly rolled into raisin-sized nuggets. Their scent is primarily creamy, grassy and floral.

I brewed this tea using a heaping teaspoonful of nuggets in 8 ounces of water heated to 95 degrees for 3 minutes. The pale gold cup is fragrant with a sweet, milky smell. The flavour profile is very “green”, with a zippy, planty taste present throughout each sip. It's also very creamy and lush, leaving an oily feel in the mouth. Floral notes emerge in the long-lasting finish. Bright and perky, this cup displays a lovely balance between grass, flower and milk notes.

After a 4 minute steep, my second brew is less planty and thus more conventional in taste than the first. The smooth, fruity cup develops a delicious lily of the valley and honey finish. It also gets creamier and fuller-flavoured (and so more satisfying) as it cools.

I managed to pull two more decent infusions from the leaves following a 5 and a half and a seven minute-long steep. These weren't terribly complex, mostly just sweet fruit and grass notes. The last had a definite mineral tinge to it, but no other obvious drawbacks. Sometimes simplicity is just what the doctor ordered!

This tea is currently out of stock at the time of writing. I can see why it's so popular besides its reasonable price: bright sap and grass notes, lush floral tones and a rich creamy feel. It's perfectly suited to those who like their oolongs on the greener side. It also should please fans of milky teas – it's creamier than some actual milk oolongs I've tried before. Yet another winner from! Highly recommended.

— To purchase Lishan Tian Fu Oolong Tea, or for more specific information on ingredients or the story behind this particular tea, click here to go directly to the manufacturer's web site.

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