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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 – tingling minerality, redwood, ginger
  • VERY FRUITY – concord grape, pomegranate molasses
  • SAVORY – chestnut
  • FLORAL – osmanthus
Mr. Li, Li Xiangxi's brother, oversees the family's oolong production
Wuyishan Ecological PreserveWuyi, Fujian
Shui Jin GuiTea Varietal

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 spring harvest tea to a slow and subtle hand-firing 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.

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" The Wuyishan Ecological Preserve was shaped by ancient volcanoes, giving it a mix of extremely rocky and sandy soil. This soil contributes to the flavor of the region’s tea though regulating water drainage and encouraging deeper roots, as well as through its mineral-rich mix of nutrients the tea absorbs as it grows.... "

Steeping Instructions


4 g.6-8
use 208° watersteep 18 secondsresteep many times
add 10 sec. each infusion


7 g.6  oz.use 208° watersteep 6 seconds
add 4 sec. per steeping
enjoy many steepings


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

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