Verdant Tea

2009 Aged Big Red Robe Cake

2009 Aged Big Red Robe Cake

Regular Price $186.00 Special Price $146.94
(350g / 12.35oz)
Quantity remaining: 7

Sourced By the Li Xiangxi

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
    40
    green melon, freeze dried strawberry
    true
    95
    ginger, licorice, minerality, yun
    true
    60
    sage, cedar

    Tasting Profile

    • fruit - green melon, freeze dried strawberry
    • spice - ginger, licorice, minerality, yun
    • vegetal - sage, cedar
    • DATE OF PICKINGSpring 2009
    • Wuyishan Ecological Preserve Fujian
    • ELEVATION600 METERS
    • Qi DanTea Varietal

    This beautiful pressing from Li Xiangxi harkens back to the earliest teas of Wuyishan, which were traditionally pressed into cakes for Song Dynasty tea ceremony. The Li Family chose to set aside a reserve harvest from 2009 that has been meticulously fired at a low temperature just enough to control for moisture without adding roasted flavor to the tea. The depth of flavor comes from the natural varietal and the aging time. The result is a deep, sweet, foresty mineral-driven brew with a green 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.'

  • 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.° water refrigerate overnight
    8 hours hours
    add ice & enjoy

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