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Produced By the Liu Family

In Longjuan, Anxi, tradition and market pressures don’t drive the Liu Family to focus exclusively on traditional techniques; instead, they explore unexpected styles, mixing techniques and taking inspiration from across China to build a demand for their craft.

Tasting Profile

  • SAVORY – candied chestnut
  • SPICY – juniper, charred oak
  • A LITTLE VEGETAL – evergreen, pine needle
  • A LITTLE FLORAL – lilac
DATE OF PICKINGSpring 2012
LongjuanAnxi, Fujian
ELEVATION700 m
TieguanyinTea Varietal

For years, we have enjoyed tasting the difference between looseleaf sheng maocha and the pu’er cakes pressed from the same material. Pressing process and aging environment have a strong influence on flavor development in pu’er - why not Tieguanyin? This 2012 pressing is one the Liu Family is excited to share, based on a process they have been exploring for many years. Beyond the traditional notes of "lao tie," this pressed and aged oolong has a pine-like cooling quality and foresty texture all its own.

" He Qingqing introduced us to Mrs. Liu when we set up our own offices with the He Family in a shared space. Mrs. Liu often walks across the way to help Qingqing and Weiwei pack up fresh shipments of tea, or keeps an eye on Niu Niu and her son while coming over to chat and sticker bags... "

Steeping Instructions

Western

5 g.6-8
oz.
use 205° watersteep 30 secondsresteep many times
add 15-30 sec. each infusion

Gongfu

5 g.5  oz.use 205° watersteep 10 seconds
add 5-6 sec. per steeping
enjoy many steepings

Iced/Cold

5 g.12
 oz.
use room temp. waterrefrigerate overnight
(8 to 12 hours)
add ice & enjoy

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