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.
sesame, adzuki bean
floral - orchid
vegetal - matcha, bamboo
fruit - citrus peel
savory - sesame, adzuki bean
While oolong tea takes the most labor to finish - requiring an immense amount of skill and experience - green tea is, in its way, harder to do well. With so much less processing, green tea is a more transparent portrait of a place, really showing off the ‘true’ flavor of both the tea varietal and the conditions underwhich it grew. It is a bold move to make a green tea for the first time, but the Liu Family’s land, tea bushes and craft are up for the challenge. This tea has been carefully steamed and pressed into 7g mini-cakes for convenient brewing, aging and transportation.
'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'
7 g.8 oz.use
190° watersteep 30 secondsresteep many times add 15-30 sec. each infusion
7 g.6 ozuse 190° watersteep 10 seconds add 5-6 sec. per steepingenjoy many steepings