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.
Rou Gui is quickly becoming one of the most popular Wuyi Oolongs across China for its intense concentrated aroma, and the textural cooling tingling sensation called yun that it shows off at the highest levels. Li Xiangxi and her family’s Rou Gui has been winning gold and silver medals at competition for years due to their incredible skill at coaxing the best aroma from each leaf through slow subtle roasting. This year, they set aside enough of their award-winning harvest for us to share.
The Li Family's tea plants grow on the shaded hillsides beneath bamboo and pine trees
Tea plants bloom in the Li Family's fields