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2020 Yu Qilin Wuyi Oolong

2020 Yu Qilin Wuyi Oolong

CURRENTLY OUT OF STOCK
This tea is currently priced and sold in 5g sample sizes only

Crafted by Li Xiangxi

The Li Family hand picks high-elevation spring-fed tea from their misty plot in the Wuyi Ecological Preserve. Their biodiverse plantings, and careful hand-finishing win them awards year after year.
  • true
    80
    longyan, apricot
    true
    80
    rose, jasmine
    true
    100
    cedar, yun, minerality
    true
    50
    brown sugar
    true
    45
    tulsi

    Tasting Profile

    • fruit - longyan, apricot
    • floral - rose, jasmine
    • spice - cedar, yun, minerality
    • savory - brown sugar
    • vegetal - tulsi
    • DATE OF PICKINGSpring 2020
    • Wuyishan Ecological PreserveWuyishan, Fujian
    • ELEVATION600 METERS
    • Yu QilinTea Varietal

    The Qilin is a mythical Chinese creature associated with wise benevolent rulers that has been compared to the unicorn, and the giraffe. This year’s harvest is remarkably spice-forward with incense aromatics and a tingling quality that builds up on the tongue over multiple infusions. The spice and complexity of the varietal and the tremendous microclimate within the Wuyi Ecological Preserve are heightened even more by Mr. Li’s generous hand-firing in the finishing process.


  • 'The Wuyishan Ecological Preserve was shaped by ancient volcanoes, giving it a mix of extremely rocky and sandy soil. This soil contributes to the flavor of the region’s tea though regulating water drainage and encouraging deeper roots, as well as through its mineral-rich mix of nutrients the tea absorbs as it grows.'

  • 4
    6
    208
    40 seconds
    30
    5
    6
    208
    15-20 seconds
    15
    5
    12
    room temp
    8 hours

    Steeping Instructions

    Western

    4 g.6
    oz.
    use 208° watersteep 40 secondsresteep many times
    add 30 sec. each infusion

    Gongfu

    5 g.6 ozuse 208° watersteep 15-20 seconds
    add 15 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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