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Produced By 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.

Tasting Profile

  • SAVORY – candied chestnut
  • SPICY – juniper, charred oak
  • A LITTLE VEGETAL – evergreen, pine needle
  • A LITTLE FLORAL – lilac
DATE OF PICKINGSpring 2012
LongjuanAnxi, Fujian
ELEVATION700 m
TieguanyinTea Varietal

For years, we have enjoyed tasting the difference between looseleaf sheng maocha and the pu’er cakes pressed from the same material. Pressing process and aging environment have a strong influence on flavor development in pu’er - why not Tieguanyin? This 2012 pressing is one the Liu Family is excited to share, based on a process they have been exploring for many years. Beyond the traditional notes of "lao tie," this pressed and aged oolong has a pine-like cooling quality and foresty texture all its own.

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

Iced/Cold

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

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