2023 Gua Zi Jin Wuyi Oolong
2023 Gua Zi Jin Wuyi Oolong
Crafted by the Li Family
- DATE OF PICKINGSpring 2023
- Wuyishan Ecological PreserveWuyishan, Fujian
- Gua Zi JinTea Varietal
This beautiful oolong smells like roasted pumpkin and semolina right out of the bag. Deep smoldering spice compliments the sweet pumpkin, along with notes of deep pomegranate. Through multiple infusions, the tea remains tightly composed, bright and sunny. As the aftertaste builds up, you can taste the beautiful stoney minerality of Wuyishan and the Li Family’s rocky soil.
- truesavory95toasted pumpkin seedtruespice70nutmeg, clovetruefruit60guavatruefloral55osmanthus honeytruethick, rocky
- savory - toasted pumpkin seed
- spice - nutmeg, clove
- fruit - guava
- floral - osmanthus honey
- texture - thick, rocky
the Li Family also recommends:
- 2023 Bai Ji GuanBai Ji Guan is a rare and unique varietal in Wuyi. The Li Family cultivates a small amount of Bai Ji Guan on their mountainside plot. This extremely light, beautiful, almost Dancong-like tea is full of the mineral notes that define Wuyi. It is thick and packed with unique vegetal undertones and florals. The Li Family's careful cultivation and roasting means gorgeous giant light-colored leaves and a bright crisp brew.
- 2023 Bai Rui XiangThe Bai Rui is the Winter Daphne, a flower native to China with an intensely sweet fruity aroma. This rich incense-forward varietial shares those heady perfumed overtones with its namesake, along with the rare and sought-after yun xiang, the cooling tingling sensation that build up in the back of the throat. The Li Family finishes their Bai Rui Xiang as a ‘reserve’ quality tea, using a meticulous twelve hour hand-firing to bring out deep complexity. The minerality of the family’s volcanic rocky mountainside plot comes through as a textural foundation for the spices to build on, resulting in a balanced, beautifully structured Wuyi Oolong.
- 2023 Chun Lan Wuyi OolongThis 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.
- 56-820512 seconds8762055 seconds3412room temp8 hours
oz.use 205° watersteep 12 secondsresteep many times
add 8 sec. each infusion
Gongfu7 g.6 ozuse 205° watersteep 5 seconds
add 3 sec. per steepingenjoy many steepings
oz.use room temp. waterrefrigerate overnight
8 hoursadd ice & enjoy