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Produced By Master Zhang

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

Tasting Profile

  • VERY FLORAL – honey, orchid
  • VERY SAVORY – sweet red bean, pastry
  • VEGETAL – cornmeal, buttered bean
  • A LITTLE SPICY – mineral
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DATE OF PICKINGAutumn 2016
Daping VillageAnxi, Fujian
ELEVATION1000 meters
QilanTea Varietal

Qilan is a luscious, floral varietal most famous for its cultivation in Wuyishan as a roasted oolong. This exciting greener expression of Qilan from Anxi brings out all the sweet florals that make Qilan varietal unique, strengthening them with light processing and the floral mineral-heavy terroir of Master Zhang's land above Daping. Honey florals are balanced in this autumn 2016 harvest with sweet red (adzuki) bean and a refreshing, mineral finish.

" The feeling of the tea is deep, dark and reverent, like sipping tea in a mountaintop temple. The aftertaste was full of orchid, but with a fresh green burdock undertone and light citrus bite. As the tea opened up, we got an unexpected brown rice genmaicha flavor, a sweet savory experience with a very nostalgic feeling. This earthy sweet flavor perfectly accented the floral aromas.... "

Steeping Instructions

Western

5 g.6-8
oz.
use 208° watersteep 30 secondsresteep many times
add 10 sec. each infusion

Gongfu

7 g.6  oz.use 208° watersteep 10 seconds
add 2 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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