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2009 Full Roast Tie Luohan Mini Cake

2009 Full Roast Tie Luohan Mini Cake

$120.00
(90g / 3.17 oz)

Crafted by the Li Family

This Li Family Reserve offering is hand-picked and meticulously hand-fired for deep complexity. Family proceeds go to teaching Wuyi Tea Ceremony in the community.
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    100
    coffee, chicory, fudge
    true
    70
    toffee, nut butter
    true
    50
    mineral, cinnamon, musty
    true
    45
    whipped cream
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    false

    Tasting Profile

    • savory - coffee, chicory, fudge
    • savory - toffee, nut butter
    • spice - mineral, cinnamon, musty
    • floral - whipped cream
    • DATE OF PICKINGSpring 2009
    • Wuyishan Ecological PreserveWuyishan, Fujian
    • ELEVATION600 METERS
    • Tie LuohanTea Varietal

    The Li Family is excited to offer
    their first ever 90g cake pressing of this special aged tea!

    This aged Tie Luohan (or Iron Arhat) is one of the four famous varietals that define Wuyi oolong teas. Originally roasted and finished over several months in 2009, the Li Family has carefully re-roasted and rested this tea each year over the past eight years. Each meticulous hand-firing process takes over sixteen hours, and in total this tea has been fired fourteen times for deep intense texture and powerful aftertaste. Full of fudgey, salty sweetness, this powerfully flavorful tea steeps out in a long flavor arc over many brews into beautiful mineral sweetness with soothing throat-coating texture and a hint of clean mustiness.



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  • 5
    6-8
    208
    15 seconds
    5
    7
    5
    208
    6 seconds
    2
    4
    12
    room temp
    8 hours

    Steeping Instructions

    Western

    5 g.6-8
    oz.
    use 208° watersteep 15 secondsresteep many times
    add 5 sec. each infusion

    Gongfu

    7 g.5 ozuse 208° watersteep 6 seconds
    add 2 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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