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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 – 'chen xiang' sandalwood, forest
  • VERY VEGETAL – celery, bamboo shoot
  • VERY SAVORY – caramel, butter
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DATE OF PICKING5/25/1990
Daping VillageAnxi, Fujian
ELEVATION1000
TieguanyinTea Varietal

This limited 1990 harvest of aged Tieguanyin stands out as unique from the others because the leaves were hand-processed by Master Zhang using traditional Oolong Revival style, where one end of leaf is slightly curled and the other is extended. Master Zhang describes the shape as a ‘dragonfly’. These leaves were turned and fluffed three times the normal standard for modern Tieguanyin. The result of this unique processing and the 25 years of age creates a deep shu pu’er-like earthy flavor most similar to the clean fermentation of Xingyang shu pu’ers. We have never tasted anything like this in an oolong. It has the foresty richness of shu pu’er but the sweet caramel aftertaste of oolong.

" 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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