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2021 Tieguanyin Big Red Robe

2021 Tieguanyin Big Red Robe

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Crafted 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.
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    85
    maple syrup, toasted rice
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    70
    clove, cedar
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    40
    vanilla
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    30
    candied orange peel
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    lingering, deep, rich

    Tasting Profile

    • savory - maple syrup, toasted rice
    • spice - clove, cedar
    • floral - vanilla
    • fruit - candied orange peel
    • texture - lingering, deep, rich
    • DATE OF PICKINGMay 2021
    • LongjuanAnxi, Fujian
    • ELEVATION700 m
    • TieguanyinTea Varietal

    This experimental tea uses Tieguanyin leaves, normally tightly curled, and finishes them with Wuyi-style strip-oolong processing. The tea is twisted and given a heavier roast to evoke Big Red Robe style. The fascinating thing about this tea is that, despite a processing style that points to Wuyi, the flavor is still one hundred percent Tieguanyin. The pull between floral-herbaceous Tieguanyin, and mineral-heavy cozy roast makes for a more dynamic tasting experience.



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  • 'There are just so many people turning out jin after jin of modern green or traditional rolled Tieguanyin... Instead, the Liu family has been exploring more uncommon styles, like the Tieguanyin black teas Mr. Liu has been making since just before his children (now with children of their own!) were born'

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    6-8
    205
    30 seconds
    15-30
    5
    5
    205
    10 seconds
    5-6
    5
    12
    212
    8 hours

    Steeping Instructions

    Western

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

    Gongfu

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

    Iced/Cold

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

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