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Longjuan Traditional Tieguanyin

Longjuan Traditional Tieguanyin

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Sourced By the the Liu Family

In Longjuan, Anxi, tradition and market pressures don’t drive the Liu Family to focus exclusively on traditional techniques; instead, they explore unexpected styles, mixing techniques and taking inspiration from across China to build a demand for their craft.
  • true
    80
    honey
    true
    30
    watercress, wintergreen
    true
    35
    licorice
    true
    45
    mandarin orange
    true
    25
    buttered pasta

    Tasting Profile

    • floral - honey
    • vegetal - watercress, wintergreen
    • spice - licorice
    • fruit - mandarin orange
    • savory - buttered pasta
    • DATE OF PICKINGSpring 2018
    • Longjuan Anxi
    • ELEVATION700 m
    • TieguanyinTea Varietal

    In contrast to the more “out there” offerings from the Liu family, this traditionally finished Tieguanyin gives a sense of the natural flavor of the Longjuan region and of the Liu Family's tea plants in particular. This traditional Tieguanyin is dripping with honey sweetness with a buttery flavor brought out through oxidation. In the aftertaste an intriguing cooling wintergreen note starts to develop several steepings in, hinting at the deep complexity of flavor that the Liu Family's unique plot of land brings to their tea.


  • 'He Qingqing introduced us to Mrs. Liu when we set up our own offices with the He Family in a shared space. Mrs. Liu often walks across the way to help Qingqing and Weiwei pack up fresh shipments of tea, or keeps an eye on Niu Niu and her son while coming over to chat and sticker bags'

  • 5
    6-8
    205
    30 seconds
    15-30
    5
    5
    205
    10 seconds
    5-6
    5
    12
    212
    8 hours

    Steeping Instructions

    Western

    5 g.6-8
    oz.
    use 205° watersteep 30 secondsresteep many times
    add 15-30 sec. each infusion

    Gongfu

    5 g.5 ozuse 205° watersteep 10 seconds
    add 5-6 sec. per steeping
    enjoy many steepings

    Iced/Cold

    5 g.12
    oz.
    use room temp.° water refrigerate overnight
    8 hours hours
    add ice & enjoy

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