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Produced By Li Xiangxi

Li Xiangxi's family works together in Tongmu applying their incredible skill at roasting to their spring-fed high mountain tea. Their proceeds go to teaching rural tea ceremony.

Tasting Profile

  • VERY SAVORY – toasted bran, sweet potato, bittersweet cocoa
  • FLORAL – honey, vanilla
  • A LITTLE FRUITY – citrus
Click to watchLi XIangxi brews tea at her family's Tongmu home and workshop
TongmuWuyi, Fujian

While we are more used to seeing bright orange and gold buds in high end Jin Jun Mei, the black bud Jin Jun Mei has developed into its own unique style with a flavor all it own. Li Xiangxi often prefers drinking black Jin Jun Mei for its deep complexity. Black Jin Jun Mei is not to be confused with Wuyi Gongfu Black. While the buds are black, the material in a black Jin Jun Mei must be predominantly buds, not leaves.

" The aroma is creamy, yeasty and buttery like a fresh croissant out of the oven. As the tea infuses we get more fruity pineapple undertones and a vegetal watercress texture. Throughout steeping this tea is packed full of the rocky mineral flavor that we love in Wuyi teas.... "

Steeping Instructions


4 g.6
use 208° watersteep 15 secondsresteep many times
add 10 sec. each infusion


5 g.5  oz.use 195° watersteep 5 seconds
add 3 sec. per steeping
enjoy many steepings


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

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