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2020 Old Tree Wuyi Gongfu Black

2020 Old Tree Wuyi Gongfu Black

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Crafted By Li Xiangxi

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.
  • true
    95
    pine, juniper
    true
    70
    elderberry, mandarin
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    28
    rock candy
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    25
    Wuyi minerality, subtle smoke

    Tasting Profile

    • savory - pine, juniper
    • fruit - elderberry, mandarin
    • floral - rock candy
    • spice - Wuyi minerality, subtle smoke
    • DATE OF PICKINGSpring 2020
    • TongmuWuyishan, Fujian
    • ELEVATION600 METERS
    • XINGCUN XIAOZHONGTea Varietal

    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
    6
    208
    15 seconds
    10
    5
    5
    195
    5 seconds
    3
    4
    12
    room temp
    8 hours

    Steeping Instructions

    Western

    4 g.6
    oz.
    use 208° watersteep 15 secondsresteep many times
    add 10 sec. each infusion

    Gongfu

    5 g.5 ozuse 195° watersteep 5 seconds
    add 3 sec. per steeping
    enjoy many steepings

    Iced/Cold

    4 g.12
    oz.
    use room temp. waterrefrigerate overnight
    8 hours
    add ice & enjoy

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