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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

  • SAVORY – malt, chocolate
  • SPICY – minerality
  • A LITTLE FLORAL – honey
  • A LITTLE FRUITY – citrus
Click to watchLi Xiangxi in Wuyi
DATE OF PICKINGMay 2016
TongmuWuyi, Fujian
ELEVATION600 meters
Xingcun XiaozhongTea Varietal

Situated high in the Longchuan Gorge valley near Tongmu amid wild bamboo forests and old growth tea trees growing out of the rocks, Li Xiangxi considers herself more caretaker to the wild tea trees than farmer. Wuyi Gongfu Black is exciting because the unpredictable, beautiful and complex flavors of each wildly propagated tea tree meld perfectly in this rustic and honest expression of the land. Wuyi Gongfu Black tea is one of the best styles suited to the wild tea.

Wild tea plants in Tongmu
" 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

5 g.6-8
oz.
use 205° watersteep 30 secondsresteep many times
add 15-30 sec. each infusion

Gongfu

5 g.6  oz.use 205° watersteep 6 seconds
add 3 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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