Master Zhang’s family has tended the Tieguanyin of Daping Village for generations. His tea is fed by sweet mountain springs and grows on the cloud-enveloped peaks of Anxi.
redwood, moss, pine
molasses, fruity chocolate
spice - redwood, moss, pine
savory - molasses, fruity chocolate
fruit - fig
DATE OF PICKINGMay 1985
Daping VillageAnxi, Fujian
Mixed Se ZhongTea Varietal
Many of Master Zhang's oldest tea plants are 'se zhong' varietals, teas other than Tieguanyin that flourish in Anxi. Master Zhang's grandparents and forebears planted Ben Shan, Mao Xie, and other sezhong varietals on their high mountain peak above Daping decades ago. Master Zhang picked these leaves in 1985, carefully re-roasting this mixed se zhong harvest every year for almost ten years. The tea was allowed the tea to rest for another twenty years before this beautiful cache was released The deep, dark mineral notes and fruity sweetness of se zhong oolong become alluringly foresty, a great example of "yun" - the pysical sensation of the tea in the throat and the lingering cooling electric aftertaste and texture that fine teas create. The longer this tea steeps, the more intense woody and cooling qualities it reveals.
'Wild flowers grow freely among natural flora and established tea hedges. The constant flowering works double duty – attracting insects away from the growing tea leaves while infusing the growing plants with their complex aroma.'
5 g.6-8 oz.use 212° watersteep 30 secondsresteep many times add 15-30 sec. each infusion
7 g.6 ozuse 212° watersteep 10 seconds add 3 sec. per steepingenjoy many steepings