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Tea should benefit
the community that grows it.

This holiday season, all Pu’er Monday 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

This unique Black tea is not roasted over heat like Dian Hong, but allowed to oxidize and dry naturally in the Yunnan springtime sun. Because heat is never applied, natural moisture is retained in the finished tea, which gets sweeter and more complex over years of aging like sheng pu'er. This tea is wild foraged from three hundred to eight hundred year old trees and produced by hand.

" 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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