Alishan (Meishan) Gaoshan Wulong Cha (Alishan (Meishan District) High Mountain Oolong Tea)
Li Guo Dao
This Alishan by Li Guo Dao is grown in the Meishan (Plum Mountain) District of Chaiyi County. This is the area where gaoshan gardens were first established in Taiwan. It differs from our other Alishan (Meishan District) tea in that the leaf has been given a slightly heavier roasting. It is more complex and nuanced than its lighter brother. It too has balanced acidity and noticeable length. The tea liquor is clear and bright. The tea has a very fragrant and complex nose and a bright finish.
Grower: Li Guo Dao
Cultivar: Qing Xin Oolong
Region: Alishan (Meishan District)
Harvest: April 2020
Very light roast
To prepare this tea in the traditional gongfu style use a gaiwan or Yixing pot and 6 grams of tea per 100ml of water at 212°F. Steep for 20 seconds. Reduce time to 15 seconds for the second steep and then increase with each subsequent steep.
For an 8 oz cup, use between 3-5 grams of tea, about a heaping teaspoon. Pour water at 212°F (100° C) over the leaves and steep for approximately 90 seconds. Always remember to adjust steeping time depending on water temperature, amount of tea you have and personal flavor preference. Increase time and temperature slightly with each infusion.