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Produced By the Liu Family

In Longjuan, Anxi, tradition and market pressures don’t drive the Liu Family to focus exclusively on traditional techniques; instead, they explore unexpected styles, mixing techniques and taking inspiration from across China to build a demand for their craft.

Tasting Profile

  • FLORAL – rose, jasmine
  • VERY SAVORY – roasted marshmallow, barley
  • A LITTLE SPICY – cinnamon
  • A LITTLE VEGETAL – sweet grass
DATE OF PICKINGSpring 2018
LongjuanAnxi, Fujian
ELEVATION700 m
TieguanyinTea Varietal

While Tieguanyin Xiaozhong uses smaller leaves for a traditional black tea, the Liu Family'a Tieguanyin Jin Jun Mei uses large Tieguanyin buds, orange with down, for a unique and particularly uncommon offering. This is a chance to taste the rich, sweet and savory flavor of bud material in the naturally floral Tieguanyin varietal. This tea is a clear demonstration that farmers like the Liu Family are not tied by tradition to only make what is currently accepted with the varietals they grow.

Steeping Instructions

Western

5 g.6-8
oz.
use 180° watersteep 30 secondsresteep many times
add 15-30 sec. each infusion

Gongfu

5 g.5  oz.use 180° watersteep 10 seconds
add 5-6 sec. per steeping
enjoy many steepings

Iced/Cold

5 g.12
 oz.
use room temp. waterrefrigerate overnight
(8 to 12 hours)
add ice & enjoy

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