Li Shan Hwa Guan / Hua Guan Oolong (華崗極品清香)
- Region: Li Shan (Li Mountain / Pear Mountain) Area
- Harvest: 2023
- Availability: In Stock
Hwa Guan (Hua Guan) Oolong is rare oolong from Hwa Guan Area (a.k.a. Hwa Gardens), from Li Shan mountain region. Hwa gardens is the area on the top of the Li Mountain, where is growing the best are more expensive oolong in Taiwan. Tea plantations of Hwa Guan gardens are situated on the altitude 2400-2700 meters and have the road land mark 103K.
We have Hwa Guan Oolong from two farms, located in Hwa Gardens. The oolong from the first one is packed in small reusable metal tin with traditional design, and has weight 75g. The second one packs their oolong in vacuum sealed bags with 150g weight. The quality of both oolong is similar, but the taste is a little bit different.
Li Shan area is the highest mountains in Taiwan. Li Mountain has altitude more than 2000 meter above sea level. Li Shan tea trees are grown in this cold and humid environment, making the tea leaf soft and with amazing fruit fragrance and taste.This unique feature cannot be found on the teas grown in low altitude areas.
Leaves: are green, compact, rolled into small balls, which are straighten during brewing.
Tea liquor is golden yellow with light green tones, clean and bright. Tea from this area is of high mountain quality; floral, honey and spicy notes prevail in the aroma.
You can use any kind of tea pot, but clay tea pot suits much better.
Warm up the tea pot with the boiling water, put 2-3 grams of tea, and pour small amount of the boiling water into the tea and pour out, then pour 225-250 ml of boiling water and cover tea pot for three minutes before serving.
Boiling temperature – 85-95°C (185-203°F). You can use this amount of tea 3 to 4 times.
The tea leaves come unrolled for full flavor.
This is one of the traditional ways of brewing. Depending on individual gustatory preferences you can vary brewing time from 35s to 5 minutes.
You can also use Chinese traditional way of brewing - spilling, using Gaiwan and brew for 3-5 second each time.
Please note, that it is natural tea with high content of active elements, including caffeine, and minerals and some unusual feelings could appear. In that case we recommend decrease quantity of dry leaves and brewing time.
Upon brewing, this tea unfurls its leaves gracefully, revealing their vibrant green color. The taste is a harmonious blend of floral and fruity notes, with a hint of sweetness that lingers on the palate. It's a tea that can be appreciated by both seasoned connoisseurs and those new to oolongs.
What sets Hua Guan oolong apart is its ability to transport you to the lush tea gardens where it's grown. With each sip, you can almost feel the tranquility of the mountains and the dedication of the tea artisans who nurture these leaves.
In conclusion, Hua Guan oolong is a tea that deserves a special place in any tea lover's collection. Its exquisite flavor, aroma, and the sense of connection it brings to the tea's origin make it a truly exceptional choice.