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Li Shan Oolong Tea Bags

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Package of 50 Tea Bags


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High mountain tea from Taiwan's famous Lishan tea district.

Package of 50 Oolong Tea Bags

Enjoy exquisite Li Shan tea in a convenient tea-bag format.

Li Shan Tea Bags are made from high-mountain tea from the Li Shan (Pear Mountain) tea district of Taiwan.

The Li Shan tea area has an altitude from about 2200 meters to 2400 meters, and it's alpine climate conditions of cool temperatures and high humidity is ideal for producing top-quality oolong tea.

Li Shan Tea Bags can be used for either hot or iced tea, and can be brewed by the pot or in a cup. Each bag brews 2 - 3 cups of tea.

Each tea bag is individually packaged for maximum freshness. Li Shan tea bags are ideal solution for busy people who wish to include oolong tea in their daily diet. It is also convenient for drinking tea at work or while on the road.

These tea bags are made from the fannings (tea dust) of hand-picked high-mountain tea from Taiwan.

Tea Bag History

The tea bag is said to be invented by a tea importer named Thomas Sullivan around the turn of the 20th century. He wanted a convenient way to ship tea samples to his customers, so he used hand-sewn silk muslin bags.

On receiving these samples, Sullivan's customers thought this was a new infusion method and dropped the bags directly into hot water to brew the tea. They were impressed by the ease of brewing the tea and of cleaning up afterwards, and the orders for these new tea bags poured in.

The commercial success of tea bags encouraged other tea merchants to offer their own versions which included materials such as cheesecloth, gauze, cellophane, and perforated paper. Paper fiber was the most successful and they were soon being mass produced.

The flat rectangular tea bag was in common use by about 1944. This proved unsuccessful for whole-leaf teas as there was little room for the tea leaves to expand. To solve this problem, the Brooke Bond tea company introduced the pyramid-shaped tea bag, which provides about twice the space for the tea leaves to expand and fully release their flavour.

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