Taiwan Li Shan Black Tea

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A fantastic black tea from high up in Li Shan mountain, with a very smooth texture coupled with an incredible floral taste which lingers in the mouth.

The tea is quite light compared to typical black teas with a pleasant sweetness and not any malt or astringency.

A limited edition tea produced in very small quantities, I’ve ordered 1kg this year and probably will not be able to order any more until 2021 due to the limited seasonal nature.

Tasting Notes:
- Very smooth texture
- Complex taste which evolves
- Floral quality with notes of citrus, fruit and nut which develop with subsequent steeps

Harvest: Summer, July 2020

Origin: Cui Fong, Li Shan, Nantou, Taiwan
Altitude: 1600m

Cultivar: Qing Xin
Sourced: Direct from a Taiwanese wholesaler

Brewing Advice:
- Heat water to roughly 90°C/194°F
- Use 2-3 teaspoons per cup/small teapot
- Brew for 3-4 minutes

Packaging: Resealable ziplock bag

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Tazo’s on my lap snoozing, so I can’t get up to check the bag…I did write this without the label under my eyes, so I could’ve crossed up the name. I’ll retract or correct soon :)


I want to leave some kind of proverb about lap-napping cats but I got nothin.

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1704 tasting notes

Light brew yesterday, still a great 5 cups. 4th and 5th were weaker, but aroma going strong. I’ve just opened my last 50 grams of it, and am now starting to have diet addict freakout. I know this was limited, and weather permitting, I’m hopeful it might return. There’s a distinctly canola oil like vibe with the fruity qualities of the tea that I absolutely love, and it’s definitely my favorite black tea in my stash right now. I actually started looking into Green Terrace’s to hold me off and see how it compares, but they’re Paypal isn’t working. So I may have to reach out for help or be more responsible by finishing this slowly.


Ethan Kurland sells a Championship Black from Lishan. I’m not sure if it’s currently in stock and it’s rather expensive, but it may be a good stopgap if you’re desperate. :)

Daylon R Thomas

Sweet, thank you for letting me know! I need to sign onto tea forum again. I always get anxious with general forums online for some reason, and I’m honestly still intimidated by the tea knowledge. I also want to make sure I’m not on there just to say hey! I’m a spoiled white person and I need a tea fix! Can you get me my tea fix! And actually spend time trying to educate myself.


I’m also intimidated by the knowledge on TeaForum and have asked some rather stupid questions (and actually gotten some answers). As another spoiled white person trying to get my tea fix, I see where you’re coming from! Joining TeaForum has also led to some rather wallet-busting tea and teaware purchases, though I think they’re usually worth the money.

If you’re not up to joining TeaForum, you can always email Ethan directly. His address and price list are on his vendor page under Tea/Teaware Vendors.

Out of curiosity, what is the smallest amount of tea you can steep effectively? I have a small sample of Ethan’s Championship Black and can share a very few grams. I’m also happy to report that your package will be going off to the post office tomorrow. :)

Daylon R Thomas

2-3 grams, 3 grams more so.

Daylon R Thomas

For one serving. 10 grams is the golden number for samples.


I gave you 3 g. :) I agree, 10 g is best for samples, but sometimes it isn’t feasible.

Daylon R Thomas

Either way, I deeply appreciate. Thank you so much! I feel bad it isn’t as feasible for companies as it used to be.

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