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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

  • SAVORY – barley, oatmeal
  • VEGETAL – sweet greens
  • FRUITY – mandarin orange zest
  • A LITTLE FLORAL – vanilla
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DATE OF PICKINGAutumn 2015
Daping VillageAnxi, Fujian
ELEVATION1000 meters
Ruan ZhiTea Varietal

Ruan Zhi or "Soft Stem" is sometimes better known as "Qing Xin" varietal, used in Taiwan to produce Dong Ding and Baozhong and in Thailand for Doi Mai Salong. This elegant tea has much of the creamy and savory quality of a fine Taiwanese oolong, but with the fruit and florals we love from the unique processing and terroir of Master Zhang's terraced fields above Daping Village, Anxi.

" The aroma is a combination of eucalyptus, barley and oatmeal with a touch of vanilla. The first infusions were extremely elegant and clean, with a great minerality. As the tea opens up, it gets thicker and more buttery with an aftertaste of sweet greens. The whole experience was very sophisticated and very well balanced... "

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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