Tea Reviews

Lishan Spring

Often people don’t understand this type of tea as it’s neither black nor green but somewhere in between. In this case, these leaves from Taiwan show all that’s possible when it comes to Oolong.

Aromatically full and vibrant with what I term to be a chalky mineral character an blue fruit notes. Luscious floral notes waft up as well. It holds a bit salinity in the mouth making it both mouthwatering and full at the same time, like a Fino Sherry.

Pairings: Would be lovely with an oily salmon on toast as well as aged Pecorino or even light blue cheeses. Creamy and oily textures are an excellent match but the dish needs to have a good, underlying character or the tea will overwhelm it.

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