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Produced By 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.

Tasting Profile

  • VERY SAVORY – caramel, chocoalte, puffed rice
  • SPICY – musty, wet stone, camphor
  • SPICY – cinnamon, red wood
  • FRUITY – elderberry
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DATE OF PICKINGSpring 2010
Wuyishan Ecological PreserveWuyi, Fujian
ELEVATION600 METERS
Qi DanTea Varietal

This Qidan varietal was picked by the Li Family in 2010, then carefully re-roasted each year over the past seven years. The additional roasting and aging process has brought out truly beautiful qualities in this tea. The warm, chocolatey savory-sweet notes of Qi Dan Big Red Robe kick off each brewing session, but this aged tea builds into cooling sweetness and camphory mustiness that only comes with age. The lovely mineral texture continues hand-in-hand with warm cozy flavor for a big, engaging texture throughout long brewing sessions.

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" 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.... "

Steeping Instructions

Western

5 g.6-8
oz.
use 208° watersteep 20 secondsresteep many times
add 10 sec. each infusion

Gongfu

7 g.6  oz.use 208° watersteep 5 seconds
add 3 sec. per steeping
enjoy many steepings

Iced/Cold

4 g.12
 oz.
use room temp. waterrefrigerate overnight
(8 to 12 hours)
add ice & enjoy

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