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2020 Rock Milk Wuyi Oolong

2020 Rock Milk Wuyi Oolong

Sourced By the Li Xiangxi

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.
  • true
    100
    granite, graphite
    true
    80
    tiger lily
    true
    75
    pine, redwood
    true
    40
    mint, fennel

    Tasting Profile

    • spice - granite, graphite
    • floral - tiger lily
    • spice - pine, redwood
    • vegetal - mint, fennel
    • DATE OF PICKINGMay 2020
    • Wuyishan Ecological Preserve Fujian
    • ELEVATION600 METERS
    • Shi RuTea Varietal

    Rock Milk or Shi Ru is an extremely rare varietal that the Li Family cultivates on their mist-shaded, mountain spring-fed biodiverse plot within the Wuyi Ecological Preserve. The naturally rocky elements of this tea come through even stronger as they take in the deep minerality of the volcanic rocky soil. As a rare offering, Mr. Li takes the time to bring out the rich mouthwatering lingering yun sensation of this tea through the hand firing at low heat for hours needed to bring out the very best. This varietal is truly a chance to taste the terroir of the region.


  • 'The Wuyishan Ecological Preserve was shaped by ancient volcanoes, giving it a mix of extremely rocky and sandy soil. This soil contributes to the flavor of the region’s tea though regulating water drainage and encouraging deeper roots, as well as through its mineral-rich mix of nutrients the tea absorbs as it grows.'

  • 4
    6
    208
    40 seconds
    30
    5
    6
    208
    15-20 seconds
    15
    5
    12
    room temp
    8 hours

    Steeping Instructions

    Western

    4 g.6
    oz.
    use 208° watersteep 40 secondsresteep many times
    add 30 sec. each infusion

    Gongfu

    5 g.6 ozuse 208° watersteep 15-20 seconds
    add 15 sec. per steeping
    enjoy many steepings

    Iced/Cold

    5 g.12
    oz.
    use room temp.° water refrigerate overnight
    8 hours hours
    add ice & enjoy

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