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.
nutmeg, mineral sparkle, ginger
fruit - papaya, kiwi
floral - jasmine
spice - nutmeg, mineral sparkle, ginger
savory - oak, plantain
Wuyishan Ecological Preserve Fujian
Jin Guanyin is a unique varietal made by grafting Huang Jin Gui onto Tieguanyin root stock. This ‘best of both worlds’ hybrid combines the deep lingering aftertaste, and textural power of true Tieguanyin with the huge flavor and aroma of Huang Jin Gui for a luscious tropical taste experience. While more common in Anxi as a rolled oolong, the Li Family cultivates several groves of Jin Guanyin in their rocky volcanic soil in the Wuyi Ecological Preserve. The tea builds up big sweetness from a slow mist-shaded spring growing season and takes on a deep satisfying oaky foundation in Mr. Li’s expert hands during final roasting.
'The pristine beauty of Wuyi, the biodiversity of the valleys, the sweetness of the water, the deep devotion of the farmers like Li Xiangxi and her family – for us, tea has always been about connecting with places, people, and history, but Wuyi is a life affirming confirmation of everything there is to love about the humble camellia sinensis plant.'
5 g.6-8 oz.use
208° watersteep 18 secondsresteep many times add 10 sec. each infusion
8 g.6 ozuse 208° watersteep 6 seconds add 4 sec. per steepingenjoy many steepings