Lishan Traditional Wulong
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Lishan Qingxin Wulong, traditional style processed
Lishan Traditional Wulong
Qingxin means green heart. It is the cultivar with the longest history of cultivation in Taiwan, the most popular among tea farmers and tea drinkers alike, and by far the most widely cultivated. When people talk about Wulong in Taiwan, they usually refer to it as “Qingxin-Wulong“. It is the cultivar from which the traditional, genuine Dongding is made.
Since the beginning of the 80s, more and more tea cultivation areas have been developed in the highlands. There it has also found by far its widest distribution. Due to the strong temperature fluctuations and the frequent fog in the highlands, these teas are naturally much finer, milder and sweeter in terms of their ingredients and were therefore also intended as a suitable alternative to Dongding or to teas from the lowlands. Today, the whole market is oriented only towards the highlands and the variety of processing methods has greatly decreased. Also the highland teas themselves are increasingly greener, i.e. less oxidized, so that the actual character of a wulong tea is often lost.
In contrast, Lishan Traditional Wulong is a well-oxidized highland tea crafted in a traditional style. The oxidation and roasting processes grant the tea a floral and comforting character reminiscent of Dongding tea’s body. Yet, due to the high altitude, it boasts a much more robust aroma, resulting in an intensified flavor experience. The aftertaste lingers in the mouth, remaining distinctly perceptible over an extended period. With each infusion, you’ll uncover new dimensions within this incredibly intricate tea.
Lishan Traditional Wulong is moderately roasted and well-oxidized, allowing the highland tea character to shine through while delivering a distinctive and unorthodox twist. Thanks to its traditional processing, Lishan Traditional Wulong can be stored with ease. As it ages, its aroma undergoes a transformation, developing its unique and captivating charm.
Harvest date: spring 2021
Aroma: floral and toasty with notes of honey
Oxidation: approx. 40%
Terroir: Lishan, Nantou, Taiwan
Preparation: In this blogpost you will find a description of how to brew Oolong tea.
Tip: The aroma in the mouth unfolds best when Lishan Traditional Wulong is not drunk too hot. Wait briefly until it has cooled down a little in the cup.
This tea is also particularly suitable for infusion in a large cup or a larger pot as it does not become bitter and is very productive. It does not have to be poured off, simply let the tea leaves sink to the bottom.
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