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.
whole grain, toffee
golden osmanthus, honey
spice - cypress, cardamom
savory - whole grain, toffee
floral - golden osmanthus, honey
fruit - mulled wine
texture - sparkling, cooling
DATE OF PICKINGSpring 2020
Wuyishan Ecological PreserveWuyishan, Fujian
Qi DanTea Varietal
This Qidan varietal was picked by the Li Family on their hillside plot within the Wuyishan Ecological Preserve. After a 24 hour withering and oxidizing process, this tea was hand-fired over another 16 hours and allowed to rest a full month before release. The result is an incredibly sweet and dessert-like tea with buttery, sticky pudding qualities brought out by the caramelization of sugars. The sweetness reveals cinnamon spice and warm dark fruit.
Over the years, Li Xiangxi and her family have spent time exploring the deep rich complexity that aging can bring to their oolongs. For the first time[...]
'The emperor sent the symbolic red robes of nobility to the farmer who saved his wife, granting him land and status. In gratitude, the farmer named the tea Big Red Robe, and continued to climb the cliff each year to pick tea for the empress to remind her of their shared home in the Wuyi Mountains.'
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