The Li Family hand picks high-elevation spring-fed tea from their misty plot in the Wuyi Ecological Preserve. Their biodiverse plantings, and careful hand-finishing win them awards year after year.
Jin Guanyin is a unique varietal made by grafting Huang Jin Gui onto Tieguanyin root stock. This ‘best of both worlds’ hybrid combines the deep lingering aftertaste, and textural power of true Tieguanyin with the huge flavor and aroma of Huang Jin Gui for a luscious tropical taste experience. While more common in Anxi as a rolled oolong, the Li Family cultivates several groves of Jin Guanyin in their rocky volcanic soil in the Wuyi Ecological Preserve. The tea builds up big sweetness from a slow mist-shaded spring growing season and takes on a deep satisfying oaky foundation in Mr. Li’s expert hands during final roasting.