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Tea should benefit
the community that grows it.

This holiday season, all sales of Qianjiazhai pu’er and black tea support the Zhenyuan Jiujia Wengang Village Primary School.

25% of proceeds will be donated to assist with purchasing new books and supporting the operation of the sleep-away elementary school where Mr. Deng and his family work as faculty and as part of the Zhenyuan Dongsa cooperative.

 

Produced By Dongsa Cooperative

The Zhenyuan Dongsa Cooperative was established to be a steward to the oldest tea forest in the world, finishing every leaf using hand processing and traditional techniques.

Tasting Profile

  • VERY SAVORY – tatami
  • FLORAL – spearmint
  • SPICY – semolina bread
  • FRUITY – juniper
DATE OF PICKINGMarch 2014
QianjiazhaiMt. Ailao, Yunnan
ELEVATION1900
V. AssamicaTea Varietal

Master Zhou and his students in the Qianjiazhai Dongsa Cooperative hand-carved a 100g cake stone mold for their collaboration with Verdant and selected a beautiful 2014 looseleaf Gong Ting harvest to hand-press. This Gong Ting cake is made from only small buds picked from trees around one hundred years of age in the early spring before Qingming festival. This tea was allowed to age loose for two years, giving it a sweet and extremely clean profile. The bud material yields a thick rich mouthfeel.

" This Spring, we were lucky to return to Qianjiazhai to meet more of the talented people behind Qianjiazhai’s old tree pu’er and black tea. Through the cooperative, these families and individuals can work together the share resources and knowledge, teaching and learning from each other while protecting and acting as stewards over tea trees in the oldest tea forest in the world... "

Steeping Instructions

Western

4 g.6-8
oz.
use 205° watersteep 30 secondsresteep many times
add 15-30 sec. each infusion

Gongfu

4 g.6  oz.use 205° watersteep 10 seconds
add 10-30 sec. per steeping
enjoy many steepings

Iced/Cold

4 g.12
 oz.
use room temp. waterrefrigerate overnight
(8 to 12 hours)
add ice & enjoy

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