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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 FRUITY – tart berry, hibiscus, green apple
  • SAVORY – caramel, hazelnut
  • FRUITY – aloe, cantalope
  • A LITTLE FLORAL – day lily, vanilla
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DATE OF PICKINGSpring 2017
Wuyishan Ecological PreserveWuyi, Fujian
ELEVATION600 METERS
Ban Tian YaoTea Varietal

Ban Tian Yao is unique among the Li Family's collection of Wuyi oolongs. Its uncommon flavor if full of bright, tart, fruity notes sets it apart from the more traditionally dark and savory offerings. After a 24 hour withering and oxidizing process, this tea was hand-fired over another 16 hours and allowed to rest a full month before release. Tart berry, sweet hibiscus, and flavorful raspberry or green apple is supported by roasted hazelnut, caramel, mellow cocoa - all together, this one-of-a-kind tea puts us in the mood for bright, sunny days and the great outdoors.

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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