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Produced By Master Zhang

Master Zhang’s family has tended the Tieguanyin of Daping Village for generations. His tea is fed by sweet mountain springs and grows on the cloud-enveloped peaks of Anxi.

Tasting Profile

  • VERY SPICY – redwood, camphor
  • VERY FRUITY – elderberry, mandarin peel
  • SAVORY – caramel
  • A LITTLE FLORAL – hibiscus
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DATE OF PICKINGSpring, 1985
Daping VillageAnxi, Fujian
ELEVATION1000
TieguanyinTea Varietal

This extremely limited 1985 harvest is unique among Aged Tieguanyin because Master Zhang set aside a reserve grade picking and gave it only light “Qing Xiang” processing, allowing age, not roast, to slowly bring out deep complex flavor. The extremely high quality leaf comes through even thirty years after picking with deep sweet and lingering redwood bark and elderberry fragrance. This tea is a true opportunity to see the potential in aging the finest oolongs.

" 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.... "

Steeping Instructions

Western

5 g.6-8
oz.
use 212° watersteep 30 secondsresteep many times
add 15-30 sec. each infusion

Gongfu

7 g.6  oz.use 212° watersteep 10 seconds
add 3 sec. per steeping
enjoy many steepings

Iced/Cold

5 g.12
 oz.
use room temp. waterrefrigerate overnight
(8 to 12 hours)
add ice & enjoy

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