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Produced By Li Xiangxi

The Li Family hand picks high-elevation spring-fed tea from their plot in the Wuyi Ecological Preserve. Their biodiverse plantings, and careful hand-finishing win them awards year after year.

Tasting Profile

  • A LITTLE FRUITY – lemongrass, citrus peel
  • SPICY – allspice, minerality
  • SAVORY – hazelnut, cream, rock sugar
  • A LITTLE FLORAL – honey
DATE OF PICKINGSpring 2019
Wuyishan Ecological PreserveWuyi, Fujian
ELEVATION600 M
Jin XuanTea Varietal

Rich, sweet and creamy, Gui Fei Wuyi Black Tea is strikingly smooth and subtle, folding together nutty undertones and honeyed aftertaste. This iconic flavor is brought out by the Li family’s masterful craft, but is traced back to the unique response of the tea plant to green leafhoppers, an insect with an appetite for sweet young tea buds that resists the plants natural polyphenols. The tea plant has adapted to protect itself by producing a rich jasmine aroma in response to the attack, which in turn attracts wasps that eat the leafhoppers and protect the plant. This natural balance yields notably sweet and creamy tea, especially when it has the foundational minerality and nuance of Wuyishan’s famous microclimate.

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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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