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2020 Wuyi Gongfu Black

2020 Wuyi Gongfu Black

Crafted By the Li Family

Li Xiangxi's family works together in Tongmu applying their incredible skill at roasting to their spring-fed high mountain tea. Their proceeds go to teaching rural tea ceremony.
  • true
    70
    cocoa, barley
    true
    40
    marigold, honey, vanilla
    true
    30
    watercress
    true
    30
    grape, tangerine
    true
    80
    pine sap, nutmeg, ginger

    Tasting Profile

    • savory - cocoa, barley
    • floral - marigold, honey, vanilla
    • vegetal - watercress
    • fruit - grape, tangerine
    • spice - pine sap, nutmeg, ginger
    • DATE OF PICKINGSpring 2020
    • Wuyishan Ecological PreserveWuyishan, Fujian
    • ELEVATION600 meters
    • Xingcun XiaozhongTea Varietal

    Li Xiangxi works with her two brothers in the Wuyi Ecological Preserve to harvest this propagated-from-seed Xiaozhong varietal leaf and process it using traditional heap oxidization techniques and curling to bring out the tea’s natural complexity. Grown on a hillside in a ravine that collects a pocket of natural mist all morning, the tea buds slowly, yielding an incredibly sweet brew. The tea picks up mineral texture from the rocky volcanic soil and the natural spring water running through the Li Family’s plot. Deeper complexity comes from the natural genetic variation of allowing their Xiaozhong tea to grow from seed instead of cuttings, creating a rich multi-layered taste experience.


  • 'This is the classic and iconic black tea of Wuyishan – the closest it gets in craft to the very oldest black teas in the world. Wuyi Gongfu Black is twisted to form beautiful long leaves whose elegance is suited to formal tea ceremony, especially as they unfurl in the gaiwan'

  • 5
    6-8
    205
    30 seconds
    15-30
    5
    6
    205
    6 seconds
    3
    5
    12
    room temp
    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.6 ozuse 205° watersteep 6 seconds
    add 3 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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