“Praised by emperors
and immortalized in poetry across the ages,
the Wuyishan Ecological Preserve
is the cultural epicenter of tea.

My family has been tending to wild bushes and farming old tea trees
within the preserve for generations.

Living in a place of such natural beauty, we have come to seek balance
in our agriculture and balance in our tea. We preserve the natural forest cover,
we use beyond-organic methods, and we finish our teas by hand in small batches
– all to honor the gift of the place we call home.

I invite you to take the time to taste in our tea the deep complexity, rich texture, and intense aromatics
that define the true heritage of the Wuyishan Ecological Preserve.”

 

– Li Xiangxi 李享熹

 

2019 Big Red Robe

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2019 Qilan

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2019 Shui Jin Gui

 

2018 Jin Jun Mei

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2018 Wuyi Gongfu Black

 

Wild Tongmu Smoked Zheng Shan Xiao Zhong

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Our Home: Tongmu, Wuyishan

 
tea plants grow on the slopes above our family home in Tongmu
tea plants grow on the slopes above our family home in Tongmu
our bamboo aqueducts bring spring water to tea plants and our family home
our bamboo aqueducts bring spring water to tea plants and our family home

 

  • the most famous tea region in the world

  • wildly propagated tea bushes
    grow out of volcanic rock

  • biodiversity strictly preserved
    by National Park designation

  • established old-tree tea rootstock

  • rocky soil and sweet mountain springs
    for intensely textural teas

  • wild foraged and hand picked tea
    accessible only by family and local Tongmu natives

 

Our Family

 

Li Xiangxi, her brother, and her cousin work together as a team to manage the family’s wild-preserve teas in Tongmu & old growth varietal oolongs along the Longchuan river.

Li Xiangxi is an ordained Taoist priest, and founded the Yangxian Academy to teach Taoist tea ceremony as well as a philosophy of tasting and growing tea that is in harmony with nature.

While many investor-backed farmers ignored environmental laws in the early 2000’s, tearing out native trees to plant more tea, Li Xiangxi worked with her brother and cousin to reduce the family’s footprint when she inherited the land, encouraging rich wildlife and biodiversity. This effort has made her family pioneers in sustainable farming and local champions as the whole region becomes more mindful of its future and responsibility as the most famous growing region in the world.

Li Xiangxi and her family’s harvests amy be smaller, but their care in agriculture and their meticulous hand-finishing process have won them awards and inspired change throughout the region.

Li Xiangxi and her cousin work with wild foraged leaves at the family home in Tongmu
Li Xiangxi and her cousin work with wild foraged leaves at the family home in Tongmu
Mr. Li in the family's Old Tree Shui Xian grove
Mr. Li in the family’s Old Tree Shui Xian grove
 

Our Teas and Craft

 
traditionally firing Wuyi oolong tea
traditionally firing Wuyi oolong tea
tiny buds growing untended in Tongmu

We believe that tea should be part of daily ritual.

We finish each leaf with the care that it takes to create tea with lingering aromatics, intense aftertaste, rich engaging texture, and the elusive yun, or after-sensation.

We delicately tease out the aromatics through an 18 hour fluffing and turning process so demanding that our family can’t take the time to sleep when tea is being finished. We devote ourselves fully to the process and see it all the way through.

When our teas’ aromatics are just right we lock them in with another 16 hour hand firing, a nearly lost art that we are working to maintain to bring out texture and yun in every leaf. After the initial firing, we rest our teas at least a month and often re-fire up to five time for the perfect balance.

Our dedication wins us gold medals annually at Wuyi tasting competitions, but more importantly, it honors the gift of tea that this incredible region gives us.

 

Hear our vision for tea

 

We aren’t in this business for money. We share tea as a connection to nature and as a cultural bridge. We work with importer Verdant Tea because of years of friendship and deep shared values. We invite you to explore just a handful of videos from our time together.

If you are buying tea from one of the most famous regions in the world, video sharing the voices of the growers should be one of the most basic minimums from any importer.

 

 

Learn even more!

 

 

2018 Dark Roast Big Red Robe

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2018 Dark Roast Shui Xian

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2018 Jin Guanyin Wuyi Oolong

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2018 Chun Lan Wuyi Oolong

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2018 Dark Roast Tie Luohan

 

2019 Rou Gui Wuyi Oolong

 

2019 Tongmu Reserve Jin Jun Mei

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2019 Purple Buds Wuyi Black

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2018 Black Buds Jin Jun Mei

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2018 Jin Jun Mei

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2018 Wuyi Gongfu Black

 

Wild Tongmu Smoked Zheng Shan Xiao Zhong

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2018 Wuyishan White Tea Cake

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We invite you to taste the beauty of Wuyishan
and our passion for craft with any and every tea in our collection.

Happy tasting!

 

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