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Reserve Big Red Robe

Reserve Big Red Robe

CURRENTLY OUT OF STOCK

Sourced By the Li Xiangxi

This 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
    85
    fig, pineapple
    true
    80
    almond caramel cookie
    true
    70
    minerality
    true
    30
    tulsi
    true
    25
    vanilla

    Tasting Profile

    • fruit - fig, pineapple
    • savory - almond caramel cookie
    • spice - minerality
    • vegetal - tulsi
    • floral - vanilla
    • DATE OF PICKINGSpring 2018
    • Wuyishan Ecological Preserve Fujian
    • ELEVATION600 METERS
    • Qi DanTea Varietal

    This Reserve harvest is picked from older tree stock on choice slopes of the Li Family's tea garden near the Nine Bends river in the Wuyishan National Reserve. Her family carefully hand picks every leaf, using only the best of the harvest for the reserve offering. This tea is hand-finished in bamboo baskets over wood embers to bring out the rich deep flavor. This harvest is a great next step from Big Red Robe in exploring the tingling, cooling sensation of fine Wuyi teas that Li Xiangxi describes as Yun. Only several kilos are produced each year.


  • 'The emperor sent the symbolic red robes of nobility to the farmer who saved his wife, granting him land and status. In gratitude, the farmer named the tea Big Red Robe, and continued to climb the cliff each year to pick tea for the empress to remind her of their shared home in the Wuyi Mountains.'

  • 5
    6-8
    208
    20 seconds
    10
    7
    6
    208
    5 seconds
    3
    4
    12
    room temp
    8 hours

    Steeping Instructions

    Western

    5 g.6-8
    oz.
    use 208° watersteep 20 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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