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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 SPICY – Wuyi minerality, wet granite, cedar
  • VERY SAVORY – dark brûlée, chicory, dandelion root
  • VERY FLORAL – jasmine, saffron
  • VEGETAL – moss, fresh japonica leaf
  • A LITTLE FRUITY – aloe, jicama
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DATE OF PICKING5/17/16
TongmuWuyi, Fujian
ELEVATION600 METERS
Shui XIanTea Varietal

This tea is picked from trees between sixty and over a hundred years old. These trees are left mostly untended except for annual careful hand harvesting by the Li Family, allowing the trees to adapt to their mossy environment. This means more polyphenols in the leaf and more flavor in the tea. Because of the age of the plant, the roots go deeper into the soil, drawing nutrients from untouched land and water that has filtered further through the rocky soil and picked up more Wuyi minerality.

" We hiked past Li Xiangxi’s house up the valley where her family grows vegetables and picks citrus fruits. We quickly found ourselves thick in wild tea trees and bushes, and enveloped in the smell of blooming camellia flowers.... "

Steeping Instructions

Western

5 g.6-8
oz.
use 208° watersteep 15 secondsresteep many times
add 5 sec. each infusion

Gongfu

7 g.5  oz.use 208° watersteep 6 seconds
add 2 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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