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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

  • FLORAL – honey, vanilla
  • SAVORY – malt
  • A LITTLE FRUITY – nectarine
  • A LITTLE SPICY – Wuyi minerality
DATE OF PICKINGSpring 2015
TongmuWuyi, Fujian
ELEVATION600 METERS
Mei ZhanTea Varietal

Though Mei Zhan varietal is usually used for making aromatic oolongs, the Li Family cultivates a small planting of Mei Zhan varietal, and have decided in recent years to use the large buds from their Mei Zhan bushes to make a bud-based Wuyi black tea processed just like Jin Jun Mei. Unlike Jun Jun Mei, made from the tiniest little buds, Mei Zhan Jin is made from huge buds. In fact, the aroma is very reminiscent of a Wild-Picked large buds Yunnan Black.

" The first steepings are sweet, floral and elegant like a very fine Jin Jun Mei, but instead of the malty thick texture of Jin Jun Mei we get the light, more perfumed texture of Mei Zhan oolong. As the tea continues to steep out, we get more and more of the beautiful nuanced mineral notes of Wuyi accenting the sweet honeyed florals that make this tea so unique.... "

Steeping Instructions

Western

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

Gongfu

5 g.5  oz.use 195° watersteep 5 seconds
add 5 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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