The natural beauty of Lishan is a soothing contrast to its harsh weather conditions. With altitudes exceeding 2000 meters, the temperature drops between day and night can be drastic. This unpredictable weather result in unpredictable harvest conditions, and yields. It is also harder for tea farmers to find reliable labor here. It's a long way up to Li Shan, and the work isn't exactly plentiful. Nonetheless, the demand from tea connoisseurs for this sublime tea keeps these farms going.
Lishan Oolong is a very lightly oxidized, almost green tea. It has an intense, yet balanced range of flavors from savory to sweet. The tea plants adapt to the harsh weather conditions, and produce leaves that are broad and tender. These leaves brew up a liquor that is luxurious, with a long lasting sweetness.