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Produced By Li Xiangxi

Li Xiangxi's family works together in Tongmu applying their incredible skill at roasting to their spring-fed high mountain tea. Their proceeds go to teaching rural tea ceremony.

Tasting Profile

  • VERY SAVORY – pine, dark roast
  • VERY SPICY – camphor, nutmeg, sparkling
  • FLORAL – narcissus
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TongmuWuyi, Fujian
Shui XianTea Varietal

Shui Xian is named after the Narcissus flower, but has the deeper meaning of “Water Sprite.” The cliffs above the river are full of caves and ghost stories, so it is not hard to imagine this tea getting its name from an old Taoist legend. Mr. Li hand-fired this batch of Shui Xian to give its cooling texture even more sparkling, tingling intensity. The more we sip this tea, the more it seems to seep into the tongue with its cooling sensation. The firing process is so well-suited to Shui Xian; it doesn’t add or subtract, but simply makes the tea taste even more potent than it could otherwise be.

Steeping Instructions


5 g.6-8
use 208° watersteep 20 secondsresteep many times
add 10 sec. each infusion


7 g.6  oz.use 208° watersteep 5 seconds
add 3 sec. per steeping
enjoy many steepings


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

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