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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, ginger, clove
  • VERY SAVORY – caramel, oak
  • FRUITY – elderberry
Mr. Li, Li Xiangxi's brother, oversees the family's oolong production
DATE OF PICKING5/28/2016
TongmuWuyi, Fujian
ELEVATION600 METERS
Rou GuiTea Varietal

While the Li Family often makes a point to stand against heavy roast processing when it takes away from the natural flavor of a varietal, they make an exception for Rou Gui. Because Rou Gui is so naturally spicy, a slow, careful and thorough charcoal roast brings out the spice and blends it with the minerality of the soil. This Rou Gui is the darkest roast Li Xiangxi offers and it shows off her family's award-winning skill in their finishing.

" Rafting down the famous Nine Bend River, we look up at the massive rock faces, cut over millions of years by the gentle stream that carries us along, each with their own name and collection of legends.... "

Steeping Instructions

Western

4 g.6-8
oz.
use 205° watersteep 15 secondsresteep many times
add 8 sec. each infusion

Gongfu

4 g.6  oz.use 205° watersteep 4 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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