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Medium LiSan OolongClasses have resumed and as usual, I am exhausted. Too much homework, too many late nights, and too much procrastination. Even now, I wish I were in bed sound asleep, yet I could not completely pass out without first posting my latest tea drinking experience. Having enjoyed Lishan Oolong several months ago from Jing Tea , I eagerly anticipated my first sip of Medium LiSan Oolong and I must say, I was not disappointed.

Composition: Light roasted oolong tea from Taiwan. (Country of origin corrected 7/23/09) 

Dry Visual: Light and dark green balled leaves with hints of brown and yellow. Stems are present.

Dry Aroma: Medium LiSan Oolong presents a complexity of aromas: sweet, mildly vegetal, nutty and wet like spring rain.

Flavor:  Flavorful, yet light, I found Medium LiSan Oolong to be delicious. This tea could be described by four key adjectives… refreshing, clean, floral, and mildly “sappy” from start to finish. Even after three infusions, this oolong remained full of flavor. As the brew began to cool, Medium LiSan Oolong presented a buttery quality adding additional complexity. As an aside, I did not find Medium LiSan Oolong to be vegetal, despite the dry aroma. 

I was not surprised by Medium LiSan Oolong’s lack of astringency. Sweetener is not required and non was added for fear of negatively altering the flavor profile.

Liquor: A rich yellow hue.

Brewing Time: The recommended steeping time for Medium LiSan Oolong Tea is 3 – 4 minutes in pre-boiling water. If you make the mistake of boiling your water allow it to cool a couple of minutes prior to steeping tea. I steeped the first infusion for 2 minutes, the second infusion for 4 minutes and the third infusion for 6 minutes.

Manufacturer: Fang Gourmet Tea (Special note, Medium LiSan Oolong is currently not listed on Fang Gourmet Tea’s website, but can be ordered.) 

Caffeine: Yes.

If you have had the pleasure of enjoying a cup of Medium LiSan Oolong Tea, please stop by and share your experience. Until then… Happy Tea Drinking!

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Earlier this week, I posted about the Spring Tea Festa hosted by Fang Gourmet Tea in New York. Sad that I was unable to attend, the folks at Fang Gourmet Tea kindly provided some photos of the day’s festivities – May 16th. I cannot wait to get more details, however, in the meantime I wanted to share the pictures of the event. Perhaps next time, you’ll be able to attend.

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Picture 1 – Fang Gourmet Tea Workers.

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Picture 2 – One of the demonstrators serving up Honey Cottonrose TiKuanYin. 

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Picture 3 – Another demonstrator serving up Classic TiKuanYin.

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Picture 4 – Wouldn’t you love to be a demonstrator? Here’s another, serving 2009 Taiwan Premium White Mokey Green Tea.

Fang Gourmet Tea offers tea-lovers a wide selection of world-renowned tea and tea equipment. Combining tea and various styles of refined tea accessories, Fang Gourmet Tea is committed to the promotion of the spirit of teaism. Additional offerings include: Tea Ceremony Classes, a Tea Club, and Tea Music. Fang Gourmet Tea invites you to experience the unity of tea and Zen and to fulfill the unlimited sensation of tea. For more information…

Thank you Fang Gourmet Tea for sharing information about the Spring Tea Festa. I look forward to the day an event such as this is sponsored in my vicinity. Until then… Happy Tea Drinking!

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I’d like to think that you heard it first here at Tea Escapade. But if you didn’t, that’s okay, I’m going to pretend as though every reader who visits and reads about this upcoming event is seeing it for the first time. With that said, here’s the skinny on the Spring Tea Festa presented by Fang Gourmet Tea…

On Saturday, May 16th Fang Gourmet Tea will be hosting the Spring Tea Festa in the Garnet Room at the Sheraton La Guardia East Hotel in Flushing, New York. Community residents from all age groups and cultural backgrounds are invited to join in on the festivities. Visitors will be able to experience the wonderful art and culture of fine Asian tea from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

After the success of the Tea, Art and Culture Expo in February 2009, Fang Gourmet Tea is glad to bring another tea event to the city. At this exciting and elegant event, visitors will participate in tea sampling and workshops.  ( There will also be scheduled promotional events… but you didn’t hear that from me!) 

Just a few housekeeping rules:

  • Tickets are $5.00 each or $3.00 for Tea Club members;
  • Each ticket entitles the ticket holder to one tea table;
  • If tea is purchased, the price of the ticket can be deducted plus you’ll receive 20% off your purchase!

Sadly, being that I am from the Midwest, I don’t live close enough to attend this promising event. But for more information, contact Fang Gourmet Tea at 1-888-888-0216 or visit online at Spring Tea Festa.

If you find yourself in the vicinity of the Spring Tea Festa, you must attend and take as many pictures as possible to share with those of us unable to attend. Until then… Happy Tea Drinking!

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