This tea is part of Li Xiangxi's Reserve Collection, selected by her family to best represent Tongmu and the heritage of Wuyishan.
sweet potato, pastry, cream
limestone minerality, cinnamon
savory - sweet potato, pastry, cream
spice - limestone minerality, cinnamon
floral - saffron, honey
DATE OF PICKINGApril 2020
Xingcun Xiao ZhongTea Varietal
Li Xiangxi’s old family home is in Tongmu, in a protected ravine with wild bamboo, orange trees and native flowers growing around old growth wild tea bushes. Once a year in the early spring, Li Xiangxi and her family pick the tiny golden buds off the cultivated tea bushes growing below her family home. The beautiful golden color and flavor of this carefully cultivated Jin Jun Mei (Golden Eyebrows) makes it one of the most prized teas in China. This tea is particularly precious as it takes expert hand-labor to harvest the thousands of tiny young buds that go into a single 5g package.
This tea is pre-packed in individual 5g packets for sizes under 100g.
'Wild tea bushes grow right out of the rocks, fed by deep natural springs higher up in the mountains. Simple bamboo aqueducts bring the water downhill, providing good fresh water to the bushes, the Li’s vegetable gardens, and the workshop below.'
4 g.6-8 oz.use 195° watersteep 30 secondsresteep many times add 15-30 sec. each infusion
4 g.6 ozuse 190° watersteep 10 seconds add 10-30 sec. per steepingenjoy many steepings