Verdant Tea

Huang Mei Gui

Huang Mei Gui

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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
    100
    jasmine, lilac
    true
    100
    saffron, gardenia
    true
    80
    grape, pineapple
    true
    40
    toffee, almond
    true
    40
    allspice

    Tasting Profile

    • floral - jasmine, lilac
    • floral - saffron, gardenia
    • fruit - grape, pineapple
    • savory - toffee, almond
    • spice - allspice
    • DATE OF PICKINGSpring 2018
    • Wuyishan Ecological Preserve Fujian
    • ELEVATION600 METERS
    • Huang Mei GuiTea Varietal

    Huang Mei Gui, or “Yellow Rose” is an intensely floral varietal with juicy tropical fruity notes to bolster the lilac and saffron. The Li family has meticulously fluffed and turned this tea over a 24 hour period to bring out the floral aromatics and give them lasting power through many steepings. Their light roast makes this as juicy and rich as a Tieguanyin, but with the deep caramel and allspice undertones iconic of the region. The Li Family manages such a biodiverse plot, and it is a true joy to be able to taste lesser known varietals given the benefit of the Wuyishan Ecological Preserve’s volcanic soil and sweet spring water.


  • 'The Wuyishan Ecological Preserve was shaped by ancient volcanoes, giving it a mix of extremely rocky and sandy soil. This soil contributes to the flavor of the region’s tea though regulating water drainage and encouraging deeper roots, as well as through its mineral-rich mix of nutrients the tea absorbs as it grows.'

  • 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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