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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 SPICY – mineral, juniper, sandalwood
  • SAVORY – roasted barley, caramel
  • FLORAL – orchid
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DATE OF PICKINGSpring 2017
Wuyishan Ecological PreserveWuyi, Fujian
ELEVATION600 METERS
Bei DouTea Varietal

Bei Dou is named after the constellation the “Plow,” or the Big Dipper. This tea is most similar to Big Red Robe in terms of big bold flavor and deep resonant texture. The satisfying roasted qualities of this tea are a heightened exploration of wei, the flavor forward aspect of Wuyi Oolong.

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" Wuyi is legendary. Any great Chinese art collection will be full of inkbrush paintings of the misty mountain peaks that make up Wuyi. Visiting Wuyi evokes the feeling of finally meeting someone that you have read about for years. The rocks of Wuyi aren’t just famous for the inspiration they gave to great Song dynasty painters. The true legends involve magic, and of course, Wuyi tea.... "
Li Xiangxi takes a break from hiking in the mountains above her family's workshop in Tongmu

Steeping Instructions

Western

4 g.6
oz.
use 208° watersteep 40 secondsresteep many times
add 30 sec. each infusion

Gongfu

5 g.6  oz.use 208° watersteep 15-20 seconds
add 15 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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