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2017 Old Tree Shui Xian

2017 Old Tree Shui Xian

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Allure Testing

Sourced By the Li Xiangxi

This extremely limited 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
    100
    Wuyi minerality, cooling cedar
    true
    90
    caramelized sugar, roasted dandelion root, chocolate ganache
    true
    70
    moss, fresh japonica leaf
    true
    30
    aloe, jicama, huckleberry
    true
    40
    rose, orchid, lilikoi

    Tasting Profile

    • spice - Wuyi minerality, cooling cedar
    • savory - caramelized sugar, roasted dandelion root, chocolate ganache
    • vegetal - moss, fresh japonica leaf
    • fruit - aloe, jicama, huckleberry
    • floral - rose, orchid, lilikoi
    • DATE OF PICKINGSpring 2017
    • Wuyishan Ecological Preserve Fujian
    • ELEVATION600 METERS
    • Shui XIanTea Varietal

    This tea is picked from trees between sixty and over a hundred years old. These trees are left mostly untended except for annual careful hand harvesting by the Li Family, allowing the trees to adapt to their mossy environment. This means more polyphenols in the leaf and more flavor in the tea. Because of the age of the plant, the roots go deeper into the soil, drawing nutrients from untouched land and water that has filtered further through the rocky soil and picked up more Wuyi minerality.


  • 'We hiked past Li Xiangxi’s house up the valley where her family grows vegetables and picks citrus fruits. We quickly found ourselves thick in wild tea trees and bushes, and enveloped in the smell of blooming camellia flowers.'

  • 5
    6-8
    208
    15 seconds
    5
    7
    5
    208
    6 seconds
    2
    4
    12
    room temp
    8 hours

    Steeping Instructions

    Western

    5 g.6-8
    oz.
    use 208° watersteep 15 secondsresteep many times
    add 5 sec. each infusion

    Gongfu

    7 g.5 ozuse 208° watersteep 6 seconds
    add 2 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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