Li Xiangxi's family works together applying their incredible tea craft to their spring-fed high mountain tea. Their proceeds support teaching rural tea ceremony.
pine sap, toasted pistachio
ginger, cardamom, forest moss
volcanic rock, smoldering incense
savory - pine sap, toasted pistachio
spice - ginger, cardamom, forest moss
fruit - juniper, grapefruit
floral - gardenia
texture - volcanic rock, smoldering incense
DATE OF PICKINGMay 2015
Wuyishan Ecological PreserveWuyishan, Fujian
Xingcun XiaozhongTea Varietal
Under careful airtight conditions, Wuyi teas that are particularly rich and packed with minerality can age into deeper, more complex teas. Li Xiangxi’s personal favorite is to use her old tree Wuyi Gongfu Black, picked from trees approaching one hundred years of age. The Old Tree Wuyi Black gains more foresty notes and deep cooling qualities on the palette that make it thrilling to sip.
This is not a yearly release- this is a special must-try one-off from Li Xiangxi.
Li Xiangxi has been aging this Old Tree Wuyi Black tea since 2015, and she kindly shared more than half of what is left of her personal reserve.
In wild Tongmu, space is at a premium. The Li Family is a staunch believer in not cutting a single tree and preserv[...]
As low as$17.00
'With sweet floral notes of rose, saffron, and marigold paired with cozy rosewood, savory cream, and wuyi minerality, it's no wonder this tea has become a fast favorite! The woody texture reminds us of sweet incense, and even long steepings produce sweet cups without astringency'
4 g.6 oz.use 208° watersteep 15 secondsresteep many times add 10 sec. each infusion
5 g.5 ozuse 208° watersteep 5 seconds add 3 sec. per steepingenjoy many steepings