Li Shan tea is a high-mountain tea grown in the Li Shan (Pear Mountain) area of Taiwan, located in the central mountain range. The tea plants are grown at elevations ranging from 1,200 to 2,600 meters above sea level, where they benefit from clean air, abundant rainfall, and fertile soil rich in minerals.
The unique growing conditions of Li Shan produce tea leaves with a complex, sweet flavor and a floral aroma. The taste is smooth and mellow with a slight vegetal note, and the aroma is often described as reminiscent of orchids or lilacs.
The leaves of Li Shan tea are carefully harvested by hand and undergo a precise process of withering, rolling, and roasting to bring out their distinctive flavor and aroma. The result is a delicate, high-quality tea with a light golden color.
Li Shan tea is highly prized among tea connoisseurs for its exquisite taste and aroma, as well as its rarity and limited production. It is considered one of the finest teas from Taiwan, and its unique growing conditions and careful processing make it a true luxury for tea enthusiasts.