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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 – miso, sesame, sweet potato
  • VERY FRUITY – plantain, apple
  • FLORAL – sugarcane, honey, clover
DATE OF PICKINGSpring 2016
QianjiazhaiMt. Ailao, Yunnan
ELEVATION2000-2250m
Camellia CrassicolumnaBotanical Name

This tea is picked from the early spring leaves and tender buds of the Camellia Crassicolumna tree, a close relative of the tea plant native to Qianjiazhai. Crassicolumna is naturally caffeine-free and high in antioxidants. The Dongsa Cooperative slowly sun-dries the tiny harvest of Crassicolumna sheng and finishes it like their tradtional sheng pu'er. Wild Crassicolumna is a rare and threatened species. This tea is sustainably harvested from cultivated trees grown from wild tree cuttings.

" The flavor was much more savory with sweet miso notes, sesame, and grape leaf. As the tea steeped out over many steepings, we tasted wild clover and honey. When pushed for long steepings, the tea became more funky and tropical with sugarcane and the sort of sweet potato flavor you might get in Rum Agricole... "

Steeping Instructions

Western

5 g.6-8
oz.
use 205° watersteep 20 secondsresteep many times
add 10 sec. each infusion

Gongfu

5 g.6  oz.use 205° watersteep 8 seconds
add 4 sec. per steeping
enjoy many steepings

Iced/Cold

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

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