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.
caramel, chocoalte, puffed rice
musty, wet stone, camphor
cinnamon, red wood
savory - caramel, chocoalte, puffed rice
spice - musty, wet stone, camphor
spice - cinnamon, red wood
fruit - elderberry
Wuyishan Ecological Preserve Fujian
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 g.6-8 oz.use
208° watersteep 20 secondsresteep many times add 10 sec. each infusion
7 g.6 ozuse 208° watersteep 5 seconds add 3 sec. per steepingenjoy many steepings