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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 Qianjiazhai Dongsa Cooperative was established to be a steward to the oldest tea forest in the world, wild-foraging and hand-finishing every leaf using traditional craft.

Tasting Profile

  • VERY SAVORY – sweet potato, cookie dough
  • VEGETAL – tulsi
  • FRUITY – pomelo
  • FLORAL – gardenia
DATE OF PICKINGApril 2016
QianjiazhaiMt. Ailao, Yunnan
ELEVATION2140 m
Qianjiazhai AssamicaTea Varietal

Master Zhou is still experimenting with other farmers in Qianjiazhai to produce new black tea offerings each year. The cooperative started with simple oxidized and sun dried black tea without any processing. This year they are excited to introduce wok-roasted hand finished black tea. The application of heat makes this more closely related to other Yunnan Black, and indeed it shares a rich sweet potato thickness similar to our Yunnan Golden Fleece, but with Qianjiazhai’s signature tulsi complexity and touches of citrus, and florals. Anybody who loves black tea will love this wild complex black tea offering from the Dongsa Cooperative.

" While Mr. Zhou is a recognized teacher of tea craft (and 4th grade cursive) in Qianjiazhai, we had the privilige to actually meet one of his own teachers, a kind but formidable woman in her mid-nineties who has mastered two distinct techniques for making Qianjiazhai’s uniquely complex and nuanced black tea... "

Steeping Instructions

Western

4 g.6-8
oz.
use 208° watersteep 20 secondsresteep many times
add 10 sec. each infusion

Gongfu

5 g.6  oz.use 208° watersteep 6 seconds
add 3 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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