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2008 Aged Big Red Robe Cake

2008 Aged Big Red Robe Cake

CURRENTLY OUT OF STOCK
(350g / 12.35oz)

Crafted by the Li Family

The Li Family hand picks high-elevation spring-fed tea from their misty plot in the Wuyi Ecological Preserve. Their biodiverse plantings, and careful hand-finishing win them awards year after year.
  • true
    100
    redwood bark, cinnamon
    true
    80
    juicy pineapple, pomegranate molasses
    true
    45
    wild forest honey
    true
    55
    rye
    true
    cooling yun, granite minerality

    Tasting Profile

    • spice - redwood bark, cinnamon
    • fruit - juicy pineapple, pomegranate molasses
    • floral - wild forest honey
    • savory - rye
    • texture - cooling yun, granite minerality
    • DATE OF PICKINGSpring 2008
    • Wuyishan Ecological PreserveWuyishan, Fujian
    • ELEVATION600 METERS
    • Qi DanTea Varietal

    This beautiful pressing from Li Xiangxi takes inspiration from to the earliest teas of Wuyishan, which were traditionally pressed into cakes for Song Dynasty tea ceremony. The Li Family chose to set aside this reserve harvest from 2008 that has been meticulously fired multiple times over many months over special Wuyi hardwood charcoal to control for moisture without diminishing the natural complexity or aging potential of the tea. The depth of flavor comes from the natural cultivar and the aging time. The brewed tea is a deep, sweet, foresty mineral-driven brew with a juicy aromatic heart. Don't miss the opportunity to try this Song Dynasty throwback from one of the most traditional growing regions in China.


  • 'Tea is full of complex molecules – from sugars and phenols to volatile aromatics. Given enough time and the right conditions, each can transform over time through a variety of complex, natural processes.'

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  • 5
    6-8
    208
    20 seconds
    10
    7
    6
    208
    5 seconds
    3
    4
    12
    room temp
    8 hours

    Steeping Instructions

    Western

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

    Gongfu

    7 g.6 ozuse 208° watersteep 5 seconds
    add 3 sec. per steeping
    enjoy many steepings

    Iced/Cold

    4 g.12
    oz.
    use room temp. waterrefrigerate overnight
    8 hours
    add ice & enjoy

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