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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 – juicy pear
  • VEGETAL – Radish, watercress, fresh mint
  • FLORAL – tea flower, marigold
  • SAVORY – custard
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DATE OF PICKINGAutumn, 2016
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.

" The aroma is full of signature Tieguanyin lilac, the smell of early spring. The flavor is full of juicy pear and sweet honey with even more lilac and cream. While Tieguanyin balances floral and creamy with vegetal, Ben Shan goes all the way with the luscious dessert flavors.... "

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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