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.
This wondrful harvest is made from tiny, delicate leaves and buds. While normally larger leaves are used for Zheng Shan Xiao Zhong, this naturally floral (hua xiang) mixture yields a beautiful deep bourbon-red brew and a fruity floral aroma that holds nothing back.
Li Xiangxi's family home and workshop in Tongmu
Dried wood is stacked neatly next to the room where the Li Family smokes their black tea
the Li Family smokes their black tea above these wooden beams in bamboo baskets
the Li Family has been using this room for generations to smoke their Zheng Shan Xiao Zhong