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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

  • VERY FRUITY – Melon, nectarine, candied citrus
  • FLORAL – vanilla, honeysuckle, camellia
  • A LITTLE SAVORY – Oak, grains
  • A LITTLE SPICY – Moss, sage, wood
Mr. Li, Li Xiangxi's brother, oversees the family's oolong production
DATE OF PICKING5/18/16
TongmuWuyi, Fujian
ELEVATION600 METERS
Qi DanTea Varietal

Li Xiangxi grows this tea in the Longchuan gorge of the Wuyishan National Nature Reserve, hand picking every leaf with her family and delicately roasting this tea in bamboo baskets over charcoal embers to bring out the natural minerality of the region. Li Xiangxi believes strongly in standing against the modern trend to over-roast and cover the natural flavor of the tea, making her Big Red Robe unique among its peers.

" The emperor sent the symbolic red robes of nobility to the farmer who saved his wife, granting him land and status. In gratitude, the farmer named the tea Big Red Robe, and continued to climb the cliff each year to pick tea for the empress to remind her of their shared home in the Wuyi Mountains.... "

Steeping Instructions

Western

5 g.6-8
oz.
use 208° watersteep 20 secondsresteep many times
add 10 sec. each infusion

Gongfu

7 g.6  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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