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Produced By Li Xiangxi

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.

Tasting Profile

  • VERY FLORAL – orchid, vanilla, saffron
  • VERY FRUITY – lychee, kiwi
  • VERY SAVORY – dark brown sugar, whole wheat
  • SPICY – pine, minerality, peppercorn
Mr. Li, Li Xiangxi's brother, in the hills above his family's oolong workshop
DATE OF PICKINGSpring 2018
Wuyishan Ecological PreserveWuyi, Fujian
ELEVATION600
Qi LanTea Varietal

Qilan varieties is almost legendary for its deep luscious orchid notes and its subtle incense spice. The Li Family cultivates established 40+ year Qilan bushes on their rocky volcanic mountainside plot in the Wuyishan Ecological Preserve, letting the tea build complexity through biodiverse plantings, and carefully preserved natural forest cover. They hand-pick their Qilan and expertly bring out the florals through hand-crafting over a meticulous 12 hour turning and fluffing process called yaoqing. The careful and restrained roast on this Qilan really allows the florals to shine through, bolstered by the rocky minerality that the Li Family’s teas are famous for.

Steeping Instructions

Western

5 g.6-8
oz.
use 205° watersteep 12 secondsresteep many times
add 8 sec. each infusion

Gongfu

7 g.6  oz.use 205° watersteep 5 seconds
add 3 sec. per steeping
enjoy many steepings

Iced/Cold

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

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