DescriptionAs one of the most complex teas made in our Vancouver blending centre, Gao Shan Oolong (High Mountain) is grown on lush tea fields along the steep slopes of Taiwan and China.
PalateAroma: Golden orchid.
Palate: Great complexity and sophisticated mouthfeel.
High complexity and medium caffeine.
As one of the most complex teas made in our Vancouver Blending Center, Gao Shan Oolong (High Mountain) is grown on lush tea fields along the steep slopes of Taiwan and China.
Estate oolong tea.
High-elevation (gardens above 1000 m) dramatically affects the character of the tea infusion - the concept of terroir (the "land"). Tea bushes grown in high elevation will have lower yield as the plant grows slowly in more challenging conditions, but as a result, will concentrate the important essential oil and flavour molecules in each leaf. The leaves are smaller and more tender, yielding highly concentrated flavour and fragrance.
Just as with green and black teas, oolongs are defined by flushes (1st spring, 2nd summer, and 3rd fall). We typically prefer 1st and 2nd flush oolongs and use 3rd flush oolongs only for higher oxidation blending - a technique employed for blending with darjeelings and other bold, malty teas for custom blends.