Li Shan


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Re: Li Shan

Postby zencha » Feb 15th, '12, 03:47

One of the Li Shan from Tea Trekker comes from Fu Shou Tea Farm .
It's $40 for 56 gr.
http://www.teatrekker.com/shop/li-shan- ... -mountain/
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Re: Li Shan

Postby outline » Feb 15th, '12, 11:33

Winter Li Shan is not as fragrant and long lasting as spring, so get a sample first.
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Re: Li Shan

Postby battra » Nov 30th, '12, 07:59

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!


At least the number of different teas is much greater at teahome.com than at ebay.com/Teahome.
The prices are also quite different between
http://stores.ebay.com/Teahome-Premium-Formosa-Tea
and http://www.teahometw.com/pay.htm

For example:
300g Ali Shan
@ ebay: usd 31.5
@ teahome.com: 600 ntd = usd 20.5

300 g Shan Lin Xi
@ ebay: usd 45.5
@ teahome.com: 900 ntd = usd 31

150 g Li Shan
@ ebay: usd 49.5
@ teahome.com: 1000 ntd = usd 34.5
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Re: Li Shan

Postby minor_glitch » Nov 30th, '12, 08:23

Seeing as I'm drinking a cup of it right now, I have to recommend the spring li shan from mountain tea. http://www.mountaintea.com/collections/ ... han-spring
No idea if it's as good as other offerings from teahome, tea trekker, etc., but it's tasty enough for me! :)
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Re: Li Shan

Postby bagua7 » Dec 2nd, '12, 21:02

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Re: Li Shan

Postby outline » Dec 11th, '12, 19:49

teahome is good vendor, been buying from him since 2004. Have to say though quality is drastically inconsistent.
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Re: Li Shan

Postby bagua7 » Dec 13th, '12, 04:09

Highly variable Taiwanese weather patterns have a strong influence in that consistency.
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Re: Li Shan

Postby SilentChaos » Dec 13th, '12, 11:47

If you're getting stuff that teahome themselves produce, you've definitely got weather to contend with there. It's less of an issue when you're dealing with vendors who source from a large number of different farms to maintain consistency.
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Re: Li Shan

Postby Tead Off » Dec 14th, '12, 03:20

SilentChaos wrote:If you're getting stuff that teahome themselves produce, you've definitely got weather to contend with there. It's less of an issue when you're dealing with vendors who source from a large number of different farms to maintain consistency.

Weather is just one variable. The expertise of the tea master at the farm is also very important. 2 farms next to each other will not necessarily produce the same result.
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Re: Li Shan

Postby bagua7 » Dec 15th, '12, 04:16

Tead Off wrote:The expertise of the tea master at the farm is also very important.


Not arguing that. :)
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Re: Li Shan

Postby etorix » Jan 21st, '13, 01:11

i tried some MountainTea in the recent OTTI [some excellents there]

just ordered a sampler pack from Teahome on ebay

TEAHOME Formosa Taiwan Quality Oolong Tea Sampler 027
Includes:
1. Luu-Guu High Mountain Green Oolong "Tung Ting" (0.85 oz/ 24g)
2. Aa Li Shan High Mountain Dark Oolong (0.85 oz/ 24g)
3. Luu-Guu High Mountain Medium Fermentation Oolong "Legend of Tung Ting" (0.85 oz/ 24g)
4. Organic High Mountain Oolong "Princess" (0.85 oz/ 24g)
5. Shan-Lin-Shee High Mountain Green Oolong (0.85 oz/ 24g)
6. Teahome Premium Tea Sachet "Mountain Legend" (2.5g*2 sachets)
25usd ..

i fancy the 35usd one too, tho i guess i should get more MountainTea next really
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