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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 the heritage of Wuyishan.

Tasting Profile

  • VERY SPICY – cinnamon, minerality, "yun"
  • SAVORY – chestnut
  • FRUITY – candied pomelo, lemongrass
  • FLORAL – violet
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DATE OF PICKINGSpring 2016
TongmuWuyi, Fujian
ELEVATION600 METERS
Que SheTea Varietal

Sparrow's Tongue, or Que She is named after the shorter, smaller leaves of this distinctive and uncommon Wuyi tea varietal. Sipping Que She is a strong example of "Yun": each infusion brings out more and more of an almost electrical tingling sensation on the tongue and back of the throat. The early infusions are bright with notes of candied pomelo peel and lemongrass. The texture builds with a thickness that is reminiscent in and unexpected way of buddy Jin Jun Mei. A thick pastry-like savory / sweet element adds to the citrus, while notes of juniper tie in the tingling and deep "Yun".

" 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 40 secondsresteep many times
add 30 sec. each infusion

Gongfu

5 g.6  oz.use 208° watersteep 15-20 seconds
add 15 sec. per steeping
enjoy many steepings

Iced/Cold

5 g.12
 oz.
use room temp. waterrefrigerate overnight
(8 to 12 hours)
add ice & enjoy

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