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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

  • SAVORY – cocoa, wood, caramel
  • VERY SPICY – mineral water
  • FRUITY – plum, raisn
  • A LITTLE FLORAL – vanilla, marshmallow
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TongmuWuyi, Fujian
Tie LuohanTea Varietal

Tie Luohan (or Iron Arhat) is one of the four famous varietals that define Wuyi
oolong teas, making it highly sought after, with true Tie Luohan varietal in low supply. Often, these teas are roasted beyond recognition and sold as Tieluohan, giving the tea an association with dark burnt qualities. The Li Family uses a meticulously slow roast to bring out the varietal’s natural qualities - a balance of minerality, chocolate notes and subtle fruitiness. On the palate, this tea feels even and well-dispersed, hitting every point. As the tea steeps out, we enjoy a roasted marshmallow flavor.

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" The emperor sent the symbolic red robes of nobility to the farmer who saved his wife, granting him land and status. In gratitude, the farmer named the tea Big Red Robe, and continued to climb the cliff each year to pick tea for the empress to remind her of their shared home in the Wuyi Mountains.... "

Steeping Instructions


5 g.6-8
use 208° watersteep 20 secondsresteep many times
add 10 sec. each infusion


7 g.6  oz.use 208° 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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