Mt. Lishan (Pear Mountain) is part of the Jade mountain range. This is where the highest mountains of Taiwan are found.
Lishan is the highest tea-growing region in Taiwan. Oolong tea plantations lie between 1800 meters and 2650 meters. These altitudes provide ideal conditions for oolong tea. Li Shan has a low temperature year-round with abundant moisture. The higher altitudes see winter snow and even during the spring oolong tea harvest there is a chill in the air. At an altitude of 2600 meters (~8500ft), there are only two oolong tea harvests per year. The lower altitudes on Li Shan can produce 3 harvests of oolong tea per year.
The world renowned Dong Ding Oolong Tea comes from Mt. Lugu, known as the mountainous areas of Nantou, the heart of Taiwan. Showered with Abundant rainfall and cool weather all year round on top of Icy Peak, hence the word Dong Ding (Icy Peak). With special withering and roasting techniques, the leaves are shaped into tender, tiny green-centered balls with curled black edges. After steeping, the leaves stretch open, producing a rich sweet flavor. Its lasting elegance and unique flavor has made itself the top choice of teas in Taiwan.