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2019 Gui Fei Wuyi Black Tea

2019 Gui Fei Wuyi Black Tea

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Sourced By the Li Xiangxi

The Li Family hand picks high-elevation spring-fed tea from their plot in the Wuyi Ecological Preserve. Their biodiverse plantings, and careful hand-finishing win them awards year after year.
  • true
    35
    lemongrass, citrus peel
    true
    50
    allspice, minerality
    true
    65
    hazelnut, cream, rock sugar
    true
    30
    honey

    Tasting Profile

    • fruit - lemongrass, citrus peel
    • spice - allspice, minerality
    • savory - hazelnut, cream, rock sugar
    • floral - honey
    • DATE OF PICKINGSpring 2019
    • Wuyishan Ecological Preserve Fujian
    • ELEVATION600 M
    • Jin XuanTea Varietal

    Rich, sweet and creamy, Gui Fei Wuyi Black Tea is strikingly smooth and subtle, folding together nutty undertones and honeyed aftertaste. This iconic flavor is brought out by the Li family’s masterful craft, but is traced back to the unique response of the tea plant to green leafhoppers, an insect with an appetite for sweet young tea buds that resists the plants natural polyphenols. The tea plant has adapted to protect itself by producing a rich jasmine aroma in response to the attack, which in turn attracts wasps that eat the leafhoppers and protect the plant. This natural balance yields notably sweet and creamy tea, especially when it has the foundational minerality and nuance of Wuyishan’s famous microclimate.


  • 'Wuyi is legendary. Any great Chinese art collection will be full of inkbrush paintings of the misty mountain peaks that make up Wuyi. Visiting Wuyi evokes the feeling of finally meeting someone that you have read about for years. The rocks of Wuyi aren’t just famous for the inspiration they gave to great Song dynasty painters. The true legends involve magic, and of course, Wuyi tea.'

  • 4
    6
    208
    15 seconds
    10
    7
    6
    208
    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

    7 g.6 ozuse 208° watersteep 5 seconds
    add 3 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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