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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 – cinnamon, camphor
  • FLORAL – sweet ginger
  • SAVORY – creme brulee
Mr. Li, Li Xiangxi's brother, oversees the family's oolong production
DATE OF PICKINGMay 2016
TongmuWuyi, Fujian
ELEVATION600
Rou GuiTea Varietal

Li Xiangxi's family grows this Rou Gui varietal in higher elevation above the Tongmu Gorge in the curves where where mist settles between the peaks and protects the tender tea leaves from afternoon sunlight. Growing among wild bamboo, orange trees and flowers, this Rou Gui picks up a complex aroma. The light roast process preserves the natural flavors of the tea and the land.

" Everything the Li family showed us was evidence of their honesty, humility, and their idea that they work for the tea, rather than with it. Their roasting technique is as light as it comes, leaving the natural flavor of the rock as the star rather than masking it with caramel notes.... "

Steeping Instructions

Western

5 g.6-8
oz.
use 205° watersteep 20 secondsresteep many times
add 5 sec. each infusion

Gongfu

7 g.6  oz.use 205° 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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