High Mountain Oolong
If you talk to a Taiwanese tea drinker about their favorite Taiwan Oolong they will probably mention gaoshan oolong. Gaoshan oolongs, which translate as high mountain oolongs, are Taiwanese oolongs that are grown at elevations above 1000 meters (3281 feet). Central Taiwan is where the higher mountains are located, and this is where our high mountain oolongs come from. These mountains are luscious tropical mountains with dramatic inclines and breathtaking panoramas. Teas planted at those higher elevations grow more slowly and concentrate their nutrients and flavors more densely in the leaves. When made into tea those concentrated nutrients and flavors make for a very fragrant, almost buttery liquid in the cup that continue to render a flavorful tea after several steepings.