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Mount Pyrus

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Regular price $19.00

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About Mount Pyrus - Li Shan Oolong

Mount Pyrus is a lightly oxidized, high-altitude Taiwanese oolong, meaning that it was grown over 2,000 meters above sea level.

The altitude makes the processed tea incredibly aromatic. Mount Pyrus, or Li Shan, is a mountain in Taiwan known to produce juicy pears.

This oolong is delicate and velvety with an elegant bouquet sugar snap peas and crisp apples accompanied by a drawn-out finish.

Tea Profile

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Chinese Name: 梨山高山茶
Origin: Heping District, Taichung City, Taiwan
Cultivar: Qingxin
Elevation: ~2,100 meters
Oxidation: ~20%
Roast Level: Low to None
Flavor Profile: Sugar snap peas, mung beans, crisp apple
Mouthfeel: Velvety, chewy, long finish

The Cultivar

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Mount Pyrus is made with Qingxin, or Qing Xin cultivar, which translates to Green Heart or Clear Heart. Qingxin is the most popular tea cultivar for oolong tea making in Taiwan, particularly in high mountain cultivation. Oolongs made with this cultivar is often lightly oxidized.  

Brewing Instructions

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These instructions are for reference only, a starting point for brewing this tea. Trust your palate and feel free to experiment.

Quantity of Tea: 6 grams
Quantity of Water: 237 ml / 8 oz
Water Temperature: 212°F / 100°C
Steep Time: ~ 1 - 2 minutes
For more information on how to brew tea check out our brewing guides

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