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Produced By Dongsa Cooperative

The Qianjiazhai Dongsa Cooperative was established to be a steward to the oldest tea forest in the world, finishing every leaf using hand processing and stone-pressing techniques.

Tasting Profile

  • VERY SPICY – nutmeg, cedar
  • FRUITY – fig, pear
  • VEGETAL – tulsi
  • A LITTLE FLORAL – violet, honey candy
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DATE OF PICKINGApril 2017
QianjiazhaiMt. Ailao, Yunnan
ELEVATION1800 m
Qianjiazhai AssamicaTea Varietal

The cooperative's Zun series pressings is a careful blend of maocha from trees aged between about three hundred and eight hundred years old, picked for a balanced and rich full body and aroma. These old trees grow in one of the oldest and most remote tea forests in the world, on Mt. Ailao. Every leaf is hand picked, sun-dried and pressed into a custom 100g stone mold carved for our collaboration with the cooperative.

" A single eight hundred year old tree can yield up to three kilograms of finished dry leaf. The Dongsa Cooperative picks each of these trees and keeps their leaf material separate. The finished sheng pu’er maocha can either be sold as a single tree lot, blended with other 800 year trees for a single age statement pressing, or blended with 300-500 year leaves for Zun pressings.... "

Steeping Instructions

Western

4 g.6-8
oz.
use 205° watersteep 30 secondsresteep many times
add 15-30 sec. each infusion

Gongfu

4 g.6  oz.use 205° watersteep 10 seconds
add 10-30 sec. per steeping
enjoy many steepings

Iced/Cold

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

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