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Produced By Master Zhang

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

Tasting Profile

  • VERY FRUITY – pomelo
  • VERY SAVORY – hazelnut
  • SAVORY – whipped cream
  • FLORAL – honey
  • A LITTLE SPICY – birch
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DATE OF PICKING11/10/2016
Daping VillageAnxi, Fujian
ELEVATION1000 m
Ruan ZhiTea Varietal

Master Zhang is a true innovator. He doesn’t make tea to follow trends. He experiments and takes risks to make tea better for the generations to come. This Original Wulong Revival uses the old Ruan Zhi varietal leaf and undergoes three times more careful hand turning and fluffing than modern Anxi oolong. For finishing, it is loosely rolled in the oldest style of oolong making that is half strip style and half ball. Master Zhang describes the shape as a dragonfly. This hand processing and shaping yields a stunningly different tea- a genre of its own outside of Wuyi style, Guangdong style or Anxi style. The light roast is intensely rewarding and brings out a unique nutty sweet complexity we don’t see in any other teas from Master Zhang.

" Wild flowers grow freely among natural flora and established tea hedges. The constant flowering works double duty – attracting insects away from the growing tea leaves while infusing the growing plants with their complex aroma.... "

Steeping Instructions

Western

5 g.6-8
oz.
use 212° watersteep 30 secondsresteep many times
add 15-30 sec. each infusion

Gongfu

7 g.6  oz.use 212° watersteep 10 seconds
add 3 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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