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2018 Jin Guanyin Wuyi Oolong

2018 Jin Guanyin Wuyi Oolong

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Sourced By the Li Xiangxi

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.
  • true
    75
    papaya, kiwi
    true
    75
    jasmine
    true
    65
    nutmeg, mineral sparkle, ginger
    true
    50
    oak, plantain

    Tasting Profile

    • fruit - papaya, kiwi
    • floral - jasmine
    • spice - nutmeg, mineral sparkle, ginger
    • savory - oak, plantain
    • DATE OF PICKINGSpring 2018
    • Wuyishan Ecological Preserve Fujian
    • ELEVATION500 METERS
    • Jin GuanyinTea Varietal

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

    Steeping Instructions

    Western

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

    Gongfu

    8 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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