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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

  • VEGETAL – burdock, cucumber
  • SAVORY – milk chocolate
  • SPICY – cinnamon, fennel
  • A LITTLE FLORAL – geranium
  • FRUITY – aloe, grape
LongjuanAnxi, Fujian
TieguanyinTea Varietal

The inspiration for this tea is Wuyi Xiao Zhong, a traditional and full-bodied black tea from Wuyishan (sometimes smoked with special pine wood). You might expect a bracing and full bodied tea, but when you taste this Tieguanyin varietal processed as a curled, roasted black tea, you find something quite different. The Liu Family has created a tea that is full of juicy fruity notes, rich spice and savory undertones. Rich and satisfying, this tea still has a floral Tieguanyin core under the black tea finishing.

Steeping Instructions


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


5 g.5  oz.use 205° watersteep 10 seconds
add 5-6 sec. per steeping
enjoy many steepings


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

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