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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 FRUITY – apple, melon, key lime
  • SAVORY – buttery custard, nutty
  • VEGETAL – sweetgrass
  • FLORAL – caster sugar, clover
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DATE OF PICKINGSpring 2017
Daping VillageAnxi, Fujian
ELEVATION1000 meters
Ben ShanTea Varietal

Ben Shan varietal has a big, strong flavor full of all the fruit and bright florals we love in Tieguanyin. Ben Shan is so rich that it is often sold as Tieguanyin or blended into Tieguanyin varietal to make Tieguanyin taste more like Tieguanyin. Some of the oldest tea bushes on Master Zhang's high mountain field are Benshan varietal, planted by his grandparents. Benshan leaves open more quickly in brewing than Tieguanyin, with the biggest, boldest flavors in the first 1-3 steepings.

" Tea requires sky, earth, and people to come together as one... These flexible and organic things are hard to completely control. It takes a mutual agreement with the tea. You can't just demand it... "

Steeping Instructions

Western

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

Gongfu

5 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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