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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 – rosewood, cedar, peppercorn, minerality
  • VERY FRUITY – melon, orange peel
  • A LITTLE SAVORY – oak
  • A LITTLE VEGETAL – eucalyptus
DATE OF PICKINGMay 2018
Wuyishan Ecological PreserveWuyi, Fujian
ELEVATION600 METERS
Bai Rui XiangTea Varietal

The Bai Rui is the Winter Daphne, a flower native to China with an intensely sweet fruity aroma. This rich incense-forward varieties shares those heady perfumed overtones with its namesake, along with the rare and sought-after yun xiang, the cooling tingling sensation that build up in the back of the throat. The Li Family finishes their Bai Rui Xiang as a ‘reserve’ quality tea, using a meticulous twelve hour hand-firing to bring out deep complexity. The minerality of the family’s volcanic rocky mountainside plot comes through as a textural foundation for the spices to build on, resulting in a balanced, beautifully structured 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.... "

Steeping Instructions

Western

4 g.6
oz.
use 208° watersteep 15 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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