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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 FLORAL – neroli, gardenia, rose
  • VERY FRUITY – grape, orange rind
  • VEGETAL – tulsi, nettle
  • SAVORY – oak, biscuit
  • A LITTLE SPICY – eucalyptus
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DATE OF PICKINGApril 2016
QianjiazhaiMt. Ailao, Yunnan
ELEVATION2140 m
Qianjiazhai AssamicaTea Varietal

Unlike traditional Dian Hong, the Maocha for this cake is fully oxidized and sun-dried without heat applied to retain internal moisture. Essentially, this is closer to fully-oxidized sheng pu'er than a traditional black tea. This cake was stone-pressed by Master Zhou in a hand-carved mold, making it ideal to age over many years to bring out more sweetness and complexity. The maocha was wild-foraged from 300-800 year trees.

" However much moisture the tea wants to release, that is how much evaporates…. If you roast it at high temperatures, you are changing what it wants. The tea wants to hold on to a little moisture, but the [high] heat forces it out...... "

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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