This tea is part of Li Xiangxi's Reserve Collection, selected by her family to best represent Tongmu and the heritage of Wuyishan.
Li Xiangxi’s old family home is in Tongmu, in a protected ravine with wild bamboo, orange trees and native flowers growing around old growth wild tea bushes. Once a year in the early spring, Li Xiangxi and her family pick the tiny golden buds off the cultivated tea bushes growing below her family home. The beautiful golden color and flavor of this carefully cultivated Jin Jun Mei (Golden Eyebrows) makes it one of the most prized teas in China. This tea is particularly precious as it takes expert hand-labor to harvest the thousands of tiny young buds that go into a single 25g package.
tea grows untended at the Li Family's home in Tongmu
Wild tea plants in Tongmu
Li Xiangxi takes a break from hiking in the mountains above her family's workshop in Tongmu
Li Xiangxi's family home and workshop in Tongmu