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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 – orchid
  • VERY SPICY – Wuyi rock, sandalwood
  • FRUITY – lychee
Mr. Li, Li Xiangxi's brother, in the hills above his family's oolong workshop
DATE OF PICKING5/18
TongmuWuyi, Fujian
ELEVATION600 METERS
Qi LanTea Varietal

Li Xiangxi uses the finest leaves and a labor intensive charcoal roasting process to perfect this Qilan. Because of the sweet mountain springs and flavor complexity that her plot's biodiversity contributes to each tea, her family is unique in their careful restrained roasting process. They let the natural perfumed florals and rich incense spice come through in what is one of Li Xiangxi's personal favorite teas.

" Wuyi is legendary. Any great Chinese art collection will be full of inkbrush paintings of the misty mountain peaks that make up Wuyi. Visiting Wuyi evokes the feeling of finally meeting someone that you have read about for years. The rocks of Wuyi aren’t just famous for the inspiration they gave to great Song dynasty painters. The true legends involve magic, and of course, Wuyi tea.... "

Steeping Instructions

Western

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

Gongfu

7 g.6  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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