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2010 Aged Full Roast Big Red Robe

2010 Aged Full Roast Big Red Robe

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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
    80
    caramel, chocoalte, puffed rice
    true
    55
    musty, wet stone, camphor
    true
    65
    cinnamon, red wood
    true
    40
    elderberry

    Tasting Profile

    • savory - caramel, chocoalte, puffed rice
    • spice - musty, wet stone, camphor
    • spice - cinnamon, red wood
    • fruit - elderberry
    • DATE OF PICKINGSpring 2010
    • Wuyishan Ecological Preserve Fujian
    • ELEVATION600 METERS
    • Qi DanTea Varietal

    This Qidan varietal was picked by the Li Family in 2010, then carefully re-roasted each year over the past seven years. The additional roasting and aging process has brought out truly beautiful qualities in this tea. The warm, chocolatey savory-sweet notes of Qi Dan Big Red Robe kick off each brewing session, but this aged tea builds into cooling sweetness and camphory mustiness that only comes with age. The lovely mineral texture continues hand-in-hand with warm cozy flavor for a big, engaging texture throughout long brewing sessions.


  • '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.'

  • 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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