Produced By Dongsa Cooperative

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

Tasting Profile

  • VERY VEGETAL – tulsi
  • FLORAL – orange blossom honey
  • SAVORY – chocolate
  • A LITTLE SPICY – cedar
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QianjiazhaiMt. Ailao, Yunnan
Qianjiazhai YeshengTea Varietal

This tea is picked by Master Zhou from wild trees between five hundred and eight hundred years old deep in the Mt Ailao National Forest Preserve. The deep roots draw up more nutrients from the soil and sweeter water for a unique and powerful flavor. This tea is made from maocha normally reserved for fine cakes of sheng pu'er when the picking conditions are just right and yield a good profile for black tea. No machines at all are used in the production of this tea.

" The trees grow in the mist of the high mountain peaks among wild flowers, and every herb imaginable. They are fed by deep mountain springs and nourished by soil untouched by development. The trees are picked only once a year and tended carefully to protect the leaves for future generations.... "

Steeping Instructions


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


5 g.6  oz.use 208° watersteep 6 seconds
add 3 sec. per steeping
enjoy many steepings


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

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