Lishan Hong Xiang Milk Oolong Tea from T-Oolong Tea

LiShanXiangMilkOolongTea Information:

Leaf Type:  Oolong

Where to Buy:  T-Oolong Tea

Tea Description:

This quality Lishan Hong Xiang milk oolong tea is handpicked, handcrafted and produced from Jinxuan varietal. This milk oolong is naturally processed with no artificial flavoring. The aroma of this tea is very floral and milky, and the taste is intensively and naturally sweet, and delightful milky. The aftertaste is very sweet and long lasting. This tea stands up well to multiple infusions, and it is smooth and delectable with almost no bitterness. A healthy and pleasant milk oolong we recommend.

Lishan Hong Xiang Milk Oolong, also known as Pear Mountain Oolong, is one of Taiwan’s highest mountain oolong teas. Li Shan Mountain is located in Taichung County of central Taiwan, and it is renowned for producing the highest quality high mountain oolongs. The tea plantations of Li Shan range in altitude from approximately 1600 meters. The loose tea leaves are thick and juicy with a rich fragrance.

Learn more about this tea here.

Taster’s Review:

The dry leaf of this Lishan Hong Xiang Milk Oolong from T-Oolong Tea has a very strong aroma that is vegetal with notes of flower.  Once brewed, the vegetative notes soften significantly, allowing the floral notes to be expressed more fully.

Ah … this is NICE!  I’ve often touted my love for Lishan and Alishan Oolong teas.  This one is a perfect example of why I love these teas so much.  It’s so sweet and creamy.

Now, granted, sweet and creamy are two generalized tasting notes that you would expect from any Oolong touting a “Milk Oolong” identification.  But, let’s face it, some Milk Oolong teas are better than others!  And this is one of the very best that I’ve tried.  And it’s milkiness is natural, this is not an Oolong that has been flavored to taste milky or creamy.

I combined the first five infusions in one cup, and this cup is absolutely divine.  There is a lovely complexity to the tea, with a smooth, creamy taste and texture, an exotic floral sweetness (orchid perhaps?) and mere whispers of vegetal notes.

Currently this tea is not in stock, but this is one of those teas that it’s well worth the effort to check in occasionally with the company to see when it is restocked.  It’s so good!

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