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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

  • VERY SPICY – cinnamon, nutmeg
  • FRUITY – pineapple, guava
  • A LITTLE FLORAL – rosehip
  • A LITTLE SPICY – minerality
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DATE OF PICKINGMay 2016
TongmuWuyi, Fujian
ELEVATION600 METERS
Xingcun XiaozhongTea Varietal

Only fifteen kilos of this unusual tea were picked in 2016. The entire batch was hand picked and processed solely by Li Xiangxi's brother. It is a real honor to get to share the bulk of the harvest with you, and to try it for ourselves! The name Purple Buds refers to the color of the buds after picking but before processing. They are actually a light purple green on the tea bush and have a uniquely tropical flavor that sets them apart as a rare and intriguing black tea. We shared the bulk of the harvest in our September Tea of the Month Club, so only several pounds remain available.

" The person brewing is not leading. We are just one part. We are serving the tea and those around us. We are not the master; the master is tea... "

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 208° watersteep 5 seconds
add 3 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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