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Produced By Li Xiangxi

This Li Family Reserve offering is hand-picked and meticulously hand-fired for deep complexity. Family proceeds go to teaching Wuyi Tea Ceremony in the community.

Tasting Profile

  • VERY FRUITY – yuzu, citrus peel, cantaloupe
  • SPICY – sandalwood, minerality, cinnamon
  • A LITTLE SAVORY – fresh bread
  • A LITTLE VEGETAL – sage
DATE OF PICKINGSpring 2018
Wuyishan Ecological PreserveWuyi, Fujian
ELEVATION600 METERS
Fo ShouTea Varietal

Fo Shou, or "Buddha's Hand," varietal is a more exotic and luscious tea in the Li Family collection. The Fo Shou is a wonderfully nuanced citrus fruit, and this tea gets its name for its Fo Shou citrus aromas. The citrus is bolstered by a cinnamon and sandalwood spice, a beautiful compliment brought out through slow hand-firing over low heat. The uniquely large leaves of the Fo Shou varietal unfold beautifully over many infusions.

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" The Wuyishan Ecological Preserve was shaped by ancient volcanoes, giving it a mix of extremely rocky and sandy soil. This soil contributes to the flavor of the region’s tea though regulating water drainage and encouraging deeper roots, as well as through its mineral-rich mix of nutrients the tea absorbs as it grows.... "

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