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Produced By Master Zhang

Master Zhang’s family has tended the oolong 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 FLORAL – vanilla
  • VERY FRUITY – elderberry
  • SAVORY – toasted rice
  • A LITTLE SPICY – birch
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DATE OF PICKINGSpring 2005
Daping VillageAnxi, Fujian
ELEVATION1000
Mao XieTea Varietal

Mao Xie, or Hairy Crab, is the native varietal to Daping. The village is extremely proud to be a birthplace of Maoxie varietal, and Master Zhang is excited to share this tea. Grown without pesticides and nourished with natural canola flowers for fertilizer, this tea is uniquely savory and creamy in a way that Tieguanyin cannot be. By growing Mao Xie alongside Tieguanyin, Qilan, Rou Gui and other varietals, Master Zhang can achieve a more biodiverse tea garden yielding healthier plants and better flavor quality. This aged Mao Xie is already over a decade old. This is a unique opportunity to see how aging affects oolongs besides Teiguanyin varietal.

" 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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