This tea is part of Li Xiangxi's Reserve Collection, selected by her family to best represent Tongmu and the heritage of Wuyishan.
Shui Jin Gui (Golden Water Turtle) is one of the four famous varietals that define Wuyi oolong teas, making it a very sought after commodity, with true Shui Jin Gui varietal in low supply. The Li Family treats this tea to a slow and subtle charcoal roast to bring out the minerality that comes from growing tea in the mist covered rocky Longchuan gorge in the Wuyishan Nature Preserve without covering the natural fruit and citrus flavor that makes Shui Jin Gui so famous.
Li Xiangxi in Wuyi
The Li Family's tea plants grow on the shaded hillsides beneath bamboo and pine trees
Native flowers and plants grow among the rows of tea plants
Tea plants bloom in the Li Family's fields
Established cultivated tea plants in the Li Family's fields, about 50 years old