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2020 Tie Luohan

2020 Tie Luohan

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
    85
    guava, lychee
    true
    70
    honey, jasmine
    true
    85
    nutmeg, clove
    true
    60
    toasted hazelnut
    true
    granite, cooling yun

    Tasting Profile

    • fruit - guava, lychee
    • floral - honey, jasmine
    • spice - nutmeg, clove
    • savory - toasted hazelnut
    • texture - granite, cooling yun
    • DATE OF PICKINGSpring 2020
    • Wuyishan Ecological PreserveWuyishan, Fujian
    • ELEVATION500 METERS
    • Jin GuanyinTea Varietal

    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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