Li Xiangxi's family works together in Tongmu applying their incredible skill at roasting to their spring-fed high mountain tea. Their proceeds go to teaching rural tea ceremony.
Wuyi minerality, subtle smoke
savory - pine, juniper
fruit - elderberry, mandarin
floral - rock candy
spice - Wuyi minerality, subtle smoke
The unique flavors of Old Tree Wuyi Gongfu Black comes in part from mosses and competing vegetation that grow naturally on and around the old and untended wild bushes in Tongmu. That mossy, woody complexity is something younger cultivated bushes can’t quite capture. This tea is wild-picked from tea growing untended in Longchuan Gorge above the Li Family's workshop, including bushes around 80-100 years old. This tea allows us to study terroir and better understand what makes Wuyi so special.
'Brewing up Old Tree Wuyi Gongu Black, we get tons of piney, woody smokey aroma, an astoundingly powerful aroma considering that this tea is not smoked. By the first infusion, much of the smoke has dissipated leaving that mossy, woody edge that defines this tea.'
4 g.6 oz.use
208° watersteep 15 secondsresteep many times add 10 sec. each infusion
5 g.5 ozuse 195° watersteep 5 seconds add 3 sec. per steepingenjoy many steepings