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Li Shan

Postby outline » Feb 12th, '12, 08:18

Any vendors you guys can recommend for fresh/quality Li Shan?

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Re: Li Shan

Postby AdamMY » Feb 12th, '12, 11:19

I would suggest checking out the Tea Vendor Guide: http://www.teachat.com/viewforum.php?f=60

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Re: Li Shan

Postby zencha » Feb 13th, '12, 17:46

Tea Trekker , recommended in the Tea Vendor Guide , just got in a couple of 2011 Winter Li Shan .
http://www.teatrekker.com/tea_info/ool_ ... o_shan.htm

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Re: Li Shan

Postby woozl » Feb 13th, '12, 20:53

+1 :mrgreen:

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Re: Li Shan

Postby outline » Feb 13th, '12, 21:21

Best Li Shan I've had so far was from teahome.com back in spring of 07-09. He is a farmer himself. 2010 wasn't as good, so I switched to Hou de and stopped drinking Li Shan completely ) That fresh, clean taste of morning in Li Shan mountains is a very special experience.

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Re: Li Shan

Postby gingkoseto » Feb 13th, '12, 23:41

outline wrote:Best Li Shan I've had so far was from teahome.com back in spring of 07-09. He is a farmer himself. 2010 wasn't as good, so I switched to Hou de and stopped drinking Li Shan completely ) That fresh, clean taste of morning in Li Shan mountains is a very special experience.

Every year teahome.com carries Li Shan from Fu Shou Shan farm, supposedly the best Li Shan oolong producer.

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Re: Li Shan

Postby Tead Off » Feb 14th, '12, 01:13

gingkoseto wrote:
outline wrote:Best Li Shan I've had so far was from teahome.com back in spring of 07-09. He is a farmer himself. 2010 wasn't as good, so I switched to Hou de and stopped drinking Li Shan completely ) That fresh, clean taste of morning in Li Shan mountains is a very special experience.

Every year teahome.com carries Li Shan from Fu Shou Shan farm, supposedly the best Li Shan oolong producer.


For non-Chinese speakers, this is a difficult website to navigate. Indeed, their lineup looks promising. Why is Li Shan from Fu Shou Shan farm considered top?

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Re: Li Shan

Postby outline » Feb 14th, '12, 09:05

teahome.com sells on ebay. Quality of his tea I can only compare to Linda's tea from teahub.com. Get a sample first though.

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Re: Li Shan

Postby gingkoseto » Feb 14th, '12, 10:56

Tead Off wrote:
gingkoseto wrote:
outline wrote:Best Li Shan I've had so far was from teahome.com back in spring of 07-09. He is a farmer himself. 2010 wasn't as good, so I switched to Hou de and stopped drinking Li Shan completely ) That fresh, clean taste of morning in Li Shan mountains is a very special experience.

Every year teahome.com carries Li Shan from Fu Shou Shan farm, supposedly the best Li Shan oolong producer.


For non-Chinese speakers, this is a difficult website to navigate. Indeed, their lineup looks promising. Why is Li Shan from Fu Shou Shan farm considered top?

Yeah the website is mainly for Taiwan buyers and the owner says they are not good at English communication. I feel their store is typical farmer style in a way that they try to minimize all fringing costs, which gives some of their tea good value for their prices.
The Fu Shou Shan farm has accumulated its reputation in decades. They have the best location and were one of the earliest Li Shan producers. Their Li Shan is not the greenest, still green side, but of optimal oxidation. Many other producers can't make their tea to this level of oxidation without ruining the freshness of the tea. The farm is government (veteran) affiliated. So I guess they started off to pursue techniques as their priority, and not entirely a for-profit organization.

This is the typical look of Fu Shou Shan farm packaging:
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Re: Li Shan

Postby Tead Off » Feb 14th, '12, 11:21

Thanks, Gingko. 2600m is high. What is the cost of the tea pictured and how many grams?

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Re: Li Shan

Postby Chip » Feb 14th, '12, 13:13

... and is the Teahome on ebay the "same" as teahome.com? Same owner? Same products? Or is the ebay product line modified for Westerners?

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Re: Li Shan

Postby gingkoseto » Feb 14th, '12, 17:10

Tead Off wrote:Thanks, Gingko. 2600m is high. What is the cost of the tea pictured and how many grams?

I don't remember the exact figure. But it's relatively expensive, usually around $40-50 per 75g in Taiwan market.

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Re: Li Shan

Postby gingkoseto » Feb 14th, '12, 17:22

Chip wrote:... and is the Teahome on ebay the "same" as teahome.com? Same owner? Same products? Or is the ebay product line modified for Westerners?

THANKS!


I can't relate all the English names to the Chinese product names, but it seems the ebay store has the same products as part of Taiwan Tea Home's collection. Also I have the impression that Tea Home doesn't own the ebay store and it's run by a retailer in North America. I think it's still the case otherwise they would have got English information on their homepage.

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Re: Li Shan

Postby outline » Feb 14th, '12, 17:32

Chip, same owner, yes.

DYL 105k tea comes in those exact green cans pictured (50 gram).

Personally I like his Li Shan better then DYL from those cans.

He has ebay stores on ebay.de, ebay.uk and ebay.com he is not based in North America, all packages are coming directly from Taiwan, 7 business days or so.

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Re: Li Shan

Postby Tead Off » Feb 14th, '12, 21:46

outline wrote:Chip, same owner, yes.

DYL 105k tea comes in those exact green cans pictured (50 gram).

Personally I like his Li Shan better then DYL from those cans.

He has ebay stores on ebay.de, ebay.uk and ebay.com he is not based in North America, all packages are coming directly from Taiwan, 7 business days or so.

Thanks for the info.

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