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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

  • VERY FLORAL – vanilla, daffodil, marigold
  • SAVORY – roasted grain, graham cracker, barley
  • FRUITY – green apple, tangerine
DATE OF PICKINGAutumn 2016
LongjuanAnxi, Fujian
ELEVATION700 m
TieguanyinTea Varietal

In contrast to the more “out there” offerings from the Liu family, this traditionally finished Tieguanyin gives a sense of the natural flavor of the Longjuan region and of the Liu Family's tea plants in particular. This traditional Tieguanyin is packed with roasted grain aromatics, including graham cracker and barley. A crisp, fruity pineapple skin or green apple edge fill out the high notes, while sweeter honey and floral marigold give this tea a more luscious finish.

" 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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