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.
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 Li Family’s Bei Dou varietal is planted on a cool slope of volcanic rock for a deep minerality. Mr. Li’s insistence on long meticulous yaoqing turning and fluffing bring out big floral and fruit notes in this rare but tremendous offering.
Li Xiangxi takes a break from hiking in the mountains above her family's workshop in Tongmu