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Produced By Li Xiangxi

This tea is part of Li Xiangxi's Reserve Collection, selected by her family to best represent Tongmu and the heritage of Wuyishan.

Tasting Profile

  • VERY FLORAL – wild honey
  • SPICY – Wuyi rock
  • SAVORY – sweet steamed bun
  • A LITTLE FRUITY – candied orange
Click to watchLi Xiangxi takes a break from hiking in the mountains above her family's workshop in Tongmu
DATE OF PICKINGApril 2016
TongmuWuyi, Fujian
ELEVATION600
Xingcun Xiao ZhongTea Varietal

Li Xiangxi’s old family home is in Tongmu in a protected ravine above the Longchuan Gorge with wild bamboo, orange trees and native flowers growing around the wild tea bushes. Once a year in the early spring, Li Xiangxi and her family pick the tiny golden buds off the wild tea bushes growing behind her family home. This Jin Jun Mei (Golden Eyebrows) is one of the most prized teas in China, making it a rare commodity.

wild bamboo and tea plants above the workshop in Tongmu
" Wild tea bushes grow right out of the rocks, fed by deep natural springs higher up in the mountains. Simple bamboo aqueducts bring the water downhill, providing good fresh water to the bushes, the Li’s vegetable gardens, and the workshop below.... "

Steeping Instructions

Western

4 g.6-8
oz.
use 195° watersteep 30 secondsresteep many times
add 15-30 sec. each infusion

Gongfu

4 g.6  oz.use 190° watersteep 10 seconds
add 10-30 sec. per steeping
enjoy many steepings

Iced/Cold

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

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