The Li Family hand picks high-elevation spring-fed tea from their misty plot in the Wuyi Ecological Preserve. Their biodiverse plantings, and careful hand-finishing win them awards year after year.
cedar, sparkling minerality
toasted barley, hazelnut, rye
spice - nutmeg, licorice
spice - cedar, sparkling minerality
savory - toasted barley, hazelnut, rye
floral - rosewood, vanilla
DATE OF PICKINGSpring 2020
Wuyishan Ecological PreserveWuyishan, Fujian
Shui XianTea Varietal
Shui Xian is named after the Narcissus flower, but has the deeper meaning of “Water Sprite.” The cliffs above the Longchuan river are full of caves and ghost stories, so it is not hard to imagine this tea getting its name from an old Taoist legend. Mr. Li hand-fired this batch of Shui Xian to give its cooling texture even more sparkling, tingling intensity. Shui Xian varietal is known for its foresty woody flavors and deep lingering texture. The Li Family’s biodiverse forested tea gardens within the Wuyi Ecological Preserve help play up the varietals natural complexity.
'Lingering aromatics, sweet sensation on the sides of the mouth, mouth watering, and a vaporous persistent quality - these are what we call Yan Yun. - Li Xiangxi'
5 g.6-8 oz.use 208° watersteep 20 secondsresteep many times add 10 sec. each infusion
7 g.6 ozuse 208° watersteep 5 seconds add 3 sec. per steepingenjoy many steepings