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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 FRUITY – muscat, honeydew, pineapple, blueberry
  • VERY FLORAL – violet, orchid, saffron, lilac
  • SPICY – acacia, wintergreen, eucalyptus, mineral
  • SAVORY – chicory, coffee, butterscotch, cocoa
  • A LITTLE VEGETAL – aloe, english cucumber, tulsi
Mr. Li, Li Xiangxi's brother, oversees the family's oolong production
DATE OF PICKING5/09/16
TongmuWuyi, Fujian
ELEVATION600
Shui Jin GuiTea Varietal

This is one of Li Xiangxi’s favorite teas her family makes. Her family can only produce several pounds a year, but she wants to share the harvest since she insists that this Special Grade Shui Jin Gui has the most exquisite aftertaste and that its texture is the best representation of Wuyi as a place. This true Shui Jin Gui varietal grows in the Longchuan Gorge of the Wuyishan Nature Preserve fed by sweet spring water and protected by mountain mist.

" Indeed, the most prized tea in Wuyi are the wild tea bushes that grow right out of a split in the rock. The flavor of tea growing from the rock and tea growing from the soil is vastly different. While all of Li Xiangxi’s teas have a sweet and nuanced mineral flavor that evokes the peaks she tends to, her wild picked old tree tea has a deep and haunting mineral flavor that proclaims the legendary origins of the tea.... "

Steeping Instructions

Western

6 g.6
oz.
use 208° watersteep 18 secondsresteep many times
add 10 sec. each infusion

Gongfu

7 g.5  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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