This holiday season, we visited our partner tea farmer Master Zhang at his family home and tea fields above Daping, Anxi.  His beautiful fields and established tea bushes are wonderful to behold, and reveal that for Master Zhang, sustainability is not a buzzword – it is the obvious and only way of life.

Read about our experience, then try Master Zhang’s Anxi Tieguanyin for yourself.

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Wild flowers grow freely among natural flora and established tea hedges.  The constant flowering works double duty – attracting insects away from the growing tea leaves while infusing the growing plants with their complex aroma.

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The beauty of Master Zhang’s tieguanyin tea fields cannot be understated.  We wandered his fields for hours, taking the smells, the sounds, the clean air and the sunshine.  The precious micro-climate created by the peaks is an invaluable resource – in the face of such incredible natural beauty, Master Zhang’s firm dedication to preserving the quality of his fields and of his home is easy to understand.

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On the top floor of his family home and workshop, Master Zhang opened up the glass doors to let in the clean mountain air and the sounds of birds before the sun set.  Over conversation, he prepared his favorite tea: Traditional Tieguanyin.

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5 Responses to “Daping Anxi Tea Photo Journal”

  1. Gary Turner

    Recently received my order of teas from Master Zhan. I have tried the 30 year and Traditional so. 30 year, very subtle . The Tradition i seem to like more. I am drinking it as i write and the 2nd and 3rd steeping are better, the 2nd being my favorite so far. I brew about six ounces at a time in a eight ounce cup. What i think i would rather have are a couple of clear eight ounce cups so i could appreciate the tea colors. I am really enjoying this tea journey, thanks.

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