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2020 Shui Jin Gui

2020 Shui Jin Gui

Sourced By the Li Xiangxi

This Li Family Reserve offering is hand-picked and meticulously hand-fired for deep complexity. Family proceeds go to teaching Wuyi Tea Ceremony in the community.
  • true
    75
    tingling minerality, redwood, ginger
    true
    75
    concord grape, pomegranate molasses
    true
    70
    chestnut
    true
    60
    osmanthus

    Tasting Profile

    • spice - tingling minerality, redwood, ginger
    • fruit - concord grape, pomegranate molasses
    • savory - chestnut
    • floral - osmanthus
    • DATE OF PICKINGApril 2020
    • Wuyishan Ecological Preserve Fujian
    • ELEVATION600 METERS
    • Shui Jin GuiTea Varietal

    Shui Jin Gui (Golden Water Turtle) is one of the four famous varietals that define Wuyi oolong teas, making it a very sought after commodity, with true Shui Jin Gui varietal in low supply. The Li Family treats this spring harvest tea to a slow and subtle hand-firing to bring out the minerality that comes from growing tea in the mist covered rocky Longchuan gorge in the Wuyishan Nature Preserve without covering the natural fruit and citrus flavor that makes Shui Jin Gui so famous.


  • 'The Wuyishan Ecological Preserve was shaped by ancient volcanoes, giving it a mix of extremely rocky and sandy soil. This soil contributes to the flavor of the region’s tea though regulating water drainage and encouraging deeper roots, as well as through its mineral-rich mix of nutrients the tea absorbs as it grows.'

  • 4
    6-8
    208
    18 seconds
    10
    7
    6
    208
    6 seconds
    4
    4
    12
    room temp
    8 hours

    Steeping Instructions

    Western

    4 g.6-8
    oz.
    use 208° watersteep 18 secondsresteep many times
    add 10 sec. each infusion

    Gongfu

    7 g.6 ozuse 208° watersteep 6 seconds
    add 4 sec. per steeping
    enjoy many steepings

    Iced/Cold

    4 g.12
    oz.
    use room temp.° water refrigerate overnight
    8 hours hours
    add ice & enjoy

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