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Produced By Li Xiangxi

This Li Family Reserve offering is hand-picked and meticulously hand-fired for deep complexity. Family proceeds go to teaching Wuyi Tea Ceremony in the community.

Tasting Profile

  • VERY SPICY – cinnamon, granite
  • VERY SPICY – cedar, wintergreen
  • FRUITY – apple
  • A LITTLE VEGETAL – sweetgrass
Mr. Li, Li Xiangxi's brother, oversees the family's oolong production
DATE OF PICKINGSpring 2018
Wuyishan Ecological PreserveWuyi, Fujian
ELEVATION600
Rou GuiTea Varietal

The Li Family is becoming famous in Wuyishan for their Rou Gui. The combination of a biodiverse plot, full of wildflowers and natural forest cover, the volcanic rocky soil, mature root stock plants, and multiple twelve hour hand-firing processes spread over several months make their Rou Gui a true standout. Classically, Rou Gui is known for its cinnamon spice, but in the Li Family’s capable hands, the cinnamon spice is bolstered by tingling cooling undertones and deep minerality. This Rou Gui is Li Xiangxi’s focus in all her taste training courses at her family’s Yangxian Academy, served to students and visiting dignitaries as a classic representation of what the varietal is capable of.

Steeping Instructions

Western

5 g.6-8
oz.
use 205° watersteep 20 secondsresteep many times
add 5 sec. each infusion

Gongfu

7 g.6  oz.use 205° watersteep 6 seconds
add 2 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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