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2021 Old Tree Wuyi Gongfu Black

2021 Old Tree Wuyi Gongfu Black

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Crafted By the Li Family

Li Xiangxi's family works together applying their incredible tea craft to their spring-fed high mountain tea. Their proceeds support teaching rural tea ceremony.
  • true
    savory
    85
    grape leaf, nut brittle
    true
    spice
    85
    cinnamon, ginseng
    true
    fruit
    7-
    dried mandarin peel
    true
    floral
    55
    rose petal, jasmine oil
    true
    cooling forest moss

    Tasting Profile

    • savory - grape leaf, nut brittle
    • spice - cinnamon, ginseng
    • fruit - dried mandarin peel
    • floral - rose petal, jasmine oil
    • texture - cooling forest moss
    • DATE OF PICKINGSpring 2021
    • Wuyishan Ecological PreserveWuyishan, Fujian
    • ELEVATION600 METERS
    • XINGCUN XIAOZHONGTea Varietal

    The unique flavors of Old Tree Wuyi Gongfu Black comes in part from mosses and competing vegetation that grow naturally on and around the old and untended wild bushes in Tongmu. That mossy, woody complexity is something younger cultivated bushes can’t quite capture. This tea is wild-picked from tea growing untended in Longchuan Gorge above the Li Family's workshop, including bushes around 80-100 years old. This tea allows us to study terroir and better understand what makes Wuyi so special.



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  • 'Brewing up Old Tree Wuyi Gongu Black, we get tons of piney, woody smokey aroma, an astoundingly powerful aroma considering that this tea is not smoked. By the first infusion, much of the smoke has dissipated leaving that mossy, woody edge that defines this tea.'

  • 4
    6
    208
    15 seconds
    10
    5
    5
    195
    5 seconds
    3
    4
    12
    room temp
    8 hours

    Steeping Instructions

    Western

    4 g.6
    oz.
    use 208° watersteep 15 secondsresteep many times
    add 10 sec. each infusion

    Gongfu

    5 g.5 ozuse 195° 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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