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2021 Tie Luohan

2021 Tie Luohan

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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.
  • true
    fruit
    95
    lychee, muscat
    true
    floral
    85
    jasmine, honey
    true
    spice
    100
    cedar, fennel
    true
    savory
    100
    deep roast
    true
    rocky, cooling, spice

    Tasting Profile

    • fruit - lychee, muscat
    • floral - jasmine, honey
    • spice - cedar, fennel
    • savory - deep roast
    • texture - rocky, cooling, spice
    • DATE OF PICKINGSpring 2021
    • Wuyishan Ecological PreserveWuyishan, Fujian
    • ELEVATION500 METERS
    • Tie LuohanTea Varietal

    Spiced and tingling cooling with tropical aroma - the new 2021 harvest is here!

    Tie Luohan (or Iron Arhat) is one of the four famous varietals that define Wuyi oolong teas, making it a very sought after commodity, with true Tie Luohan varietal in low supply. The Li Family cultivates a small amount of Tie Luohan on their mountainside plot facing the Longchuan Gorge. While some Tie Luohan can be overly roasted for a flavor that is almost smokey, the Li Family's careful finish allows the natural complexities of the varietal to shine through for a brew that engages the whole palate and satisfies with a compelling, lingering finish that goes on and on.



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  • 'The pristine beauty of Wuyi, the biodiversity of the valleys, the sweetness of the water, the deep devotion of the farmers like Li Xiangxi and her family – for us, tea has always been about connecting with places, people, and history, but Wuyi is a life affirming confirmation of everything there is to love about the humble camellia sinensis plant.'

  • 5
    6-8
    208
    18 seconds
    10
    8
    6
    208
    6 seconds
    4
    4
    12
    room temp
    8 hours

    Steeping Instructions

    Western

    5 g.6-8
    oz.
    use 208° watersteep 18 secondsresteep many times
    add 10 sec. each infusion

    Gongfu

    8 g.6 ozuse 208° watersteep 6 seconds
    add 4 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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