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.
star anise, ginger, cardamom
cooling, juicy, tingling
fruit - lychee, juniper
floral - night jasmine
spice - star anise, ginger, cardamom
savory - honey bran
texture - cooling, juicy, tingling
DATE OF PICKINGSpring 2021
Wuyishan Ecological PreserveWuyishan, Fujian
Chun LanTea Varietal
Sparkling, with tropical jasmine aromatics - the new 2021 harvest is here!
This extremely limited offering is crafted from the Chun Lan varietal, rarely seen outside of Wuyishan. It was originally selected by Li Xiangxi as a reserve tea to share with our CSA-style tea club members. Hand-fired Chun Lan combines all the big orchid flavor of Qilan with incense spice and cooling yun. The "Yun" sensation in this tea builds with each infusion over time. After several steepings, this Yun begins to dominate as a lingering physical sensation that strengthens the growing mineral texture and flavor.
'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 g.6 oz.use 208° watersteep 40 secondsresteep many times add 30 sec. each infusion
5 g.6 ozuse 208° watersteep 15-20 seconds add 15 sec. per steepingenjoy many steepings