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Aged Old Tree Wuyi Gongfu Black

Aged Old Tree Wuyi Gongfu Black

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Crafted By the Li Family

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.
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    100
    pine sap, toasted pistachio
    true
    100
    ginger, cardamom, forest moss
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    60
    juniper, grapefruit
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    65
    gardenia
    true
    volcanic rock, smoldering incense

    Tasting Profile

    • 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
    • ELEVATION600 METERS
    • 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.



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  • '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'

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    6
    208
    15 seconds
    10
    5
    5
    208
    5 seconds
    3
    4
    12
    room temp
    8 hours

    Steeping Instructions

    Western

    4 g.6
    oz.
    use 208° watersteep 15 secondsresteep many times
    add 10 sec. each infusion

    Gongfu

    5 g.5 ozuse 208° watersteep 5 seconds
    add 3 sec. per steeping
    enjoy many steepings

    Iced/Cold

    4 g.12
    oz.
    use room temp. waterrefrigerate overnight
    8 hours
    add ice & enjoy

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