Review: Lishan Tian Fu Oolong Tea

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Here is a tea with a happy childhood.  It was raised on Li Shan (Pear Mountain), which is renowned not only for it's high elevation teas, but for its pear, apple, and peach orchards, and its summertime resort vibe.

Lishan is part of the Jade mountain range,(Yushan in Chinese,)  which contains the highest mountains in Taiwan.  Permits to climb these mountains are in high demand. Yushan has a National Park that is a huge, multi-layered, multi-climate, playground for people and wildlife alike.

With all this wonder and adventure surrounding it, Lishan Tian Tu Oolong Tea can't help but be full of life and flavor.

It started out unassuming enough.  Its tightly wound green balls just lie there in the package.  When I added boiling water to them, though, they swelled up and sent forth the headiest, most buttery aroma that any tea could be capable of.

Drinking the light, green-brown liquid was a such a treat, I implored everyone I know to "taste this tea!"  It was creamy and buttery with tiny bouquets of wildflowers and exotic grasses.

Unfortunately, these leaves were sold out when I wrote this.  But many more, happy little tea plants are playing on the slopes of Pear Mountain, getting fat and juicy for next year's harvest.  When it comes in, I urge you to but as much as you can afford. I rate it a 10.

— 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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