This tea iscertified organic.
Gui Shan is a lightly oxidized, crinkle-rolled oolong in the style of tieguanyin. This lot is the brainchild of Mingfu Lei, our project tea producer at Long Kou Farm. As a wine connoisseur, Mingfu focuses on aroma in his tea producing efforts (e.g. Jasmine Bai Hao). This year, we collaborated with him on a deeply floral TGY-style oolong with layered herbaceous notes and forward, bright spice as a foil to the Anxi classic (known for sweet freshness with mild tang).
Gui Shan loosely translates to "Guangxi (Gui) Folding Fan (Shan)"—named so for its distinctive shaping. A modernist lot with qing xiang ("light fragrance") styling (light oxidation, gentle bruise).
notes — sandalwood | white pepper | sharp
nomenclature — gui (桂)—"guangxi" | shan (扇 / 山)—"folding fan / mountain"
style — tieguanyin
cultivar — qing xin da mao
region — guangxi province, china
locale — long kou farm
producer — mingfu lei
vintage — spring '20
(use soft, freshly boiled water)
[300 ml+ vessel — BOLI, large teapot
4 grams — 180°F (82°C) — 1:30 minutes
[150 ml- vessel — gaiwan, small teapot]
5 grams — 180°F (82°C) — 5 seconds
+10 seconds each additional steep