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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

  • VERY FLORAL – honey
  • A LITTLE VEGETAL – watercress, wintergreen
  • A LITTLE SPICY – licorice
  • FRUITY – mandarin orange
  • A LITTLE SAVORY – buttered pasta
DATE OF PICKINGSpring 2018
LongjuanAnxi, Fujian
ELEVATION700 m
TieguanyinTea Varietal

In contrast to the more “out there” offerings from the Liu family, this traditionally finished Tieguanyin gives a sense of the natural flavor of the Longjuan region and of the Liu Family's tea plants in particular. This traditional Tieguanyin is dripping with honey sweetness with a buttery flavor brought out through oxidation. In the aftertaste an intriguing cooling wintergreen note starts to develop several steepings in, hinting at the deep complexity of flavor that the Liu Family's unique plot of land brings to their tea.

Steeping Instructions

Western

5 g.6-8
oz.
use 205° watersteep 30 secondsresteep many times
add 15-30 sec. each infusion

Gongfu

5 g.5  oz.use 205° 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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