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.
pine bark, white pepper
chocolate mousse cake
powerful, cooling, tingling
spice - pine bark, white pepper
fruit - concord grape
floral - rosewood
savory - chocolate mousse cake
texture - powerful, cooling, tingling
DATE OF PICKINGSpring 2021
Wuyishan Ecological PreserveWuyishan, Fujian
Tie LuohanTea Varietal
Powerful, cooling, and textural - 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 highly sought after, with true Tie Luohan varietal in low supply. The Li Family uses a meticulously slow hand firing to bring out the varietal’s natural qualities - a balance of minerality, chocolate notes and subtle florals. Delightfully, the tea finishes with cooling cedar and a light lingering sparkle that pushes towards yun.