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 FRUITY – lychee, grape
  • SAVORY – semolina, cacao
  • A LITTLE SPICY – ginger
  • A LITTLE FLORAL – vanilla
Mr. Li, Li Xiangxi's brother, oversees the family's oolong production
DATE OF PICKING5/25/15
TongmuWuyi, Fujian
ELEVATION600 METERS
Shui XianTea Varietal

Li Xiangxi's family has been hand picking and processing tea for generations. They are lucky to have a mountain plot along the Longchuan Gorge protected from the elements. Their tea is fed from a mountain spring, with plants between ten and one hundred years old, all grown traditionally without fertilizers or pesticides and picked by hand by the family. This Shui Xian varietal picking really shines with the Li Family's delicate charcoal roasting process to bring out the deep florals.

" Come, look at this plant. It grows out of the cliffs, reaching for the purest mist, hidden from view. Pick some. Take it with you, and return to the cliffs whenever you need more. It is more valuable than your farm, for it will remind you of this place.” The wild-man disappeared, leaving the farmer alone with the tea plants jutting out of the rocky mountain face.... "

Steeping Instructions

Western

5 g.6-8
oz.
use 205° watersteep 15 secondsresteep many times
add 5 sec. each infusion

Gongfu

7 g.6  oz.use 205° watersteep 4 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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