Jan 13th, '16, 16:07
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What brand/kind of tea is this?

by ems296 » Jan 13th, '16, 16:07

I was given some tea recently, which turned out to be quite delicious. However, I cannot tell who makes the tea because they are foreign brands - I suspect Chinese. Can anyone (looking at the attached pictures) tell me who makes this tea and what kind of tea it might be?
Chinese tea canister
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Jasmine tea but not sure what brand
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Top of jasmine tea container
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Jan 13th, '16, 16:24
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Re: What brand/kind of tea is this?

by thirst » Jan 13th, '16, 16:24

The Chinese characters on the first canister say líshān gāoshān chá, as in Li mountain high mountain tea, an oolong from Taiwan

With the characters on the second canister it’s a bit hard to tell because of JPEG compression but I’m pretty sure it just says Jasmine (mòlì)

Jan 14th, '16, 04:11
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Re: What brand/kind of tea is this?

by Bok » Jan 14th, '16, 04:11

For the Lishan it also worth noting that in Taiwan names on tea packaging are rather generic. Gaoshan cha is lower quality Oolong without specific origin.

Lishan gaoshan suggests already a better quality, but not necessarily from Lishan mountain itself. Rather used as a denotation of quality than origin.
If it is a real Lishan, then the quality should be rather good, better than an average Taiwan oolong.

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