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1985 Special Grade Qing Xiang Aged Tieguanyin

1985 Special Grade Qing Xiang Aged Tieguanyin

Sourced By the Master Zhang

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.
  • true
    100
    redwood, camphor
    true
    90
    elderberry, mandarin peel
    true
    65
    caramel
    true
    35
    hibiscus

    Tasting Profile

    • spice - redwood, camphor
    • fruit - elderberry, mandarin peel
    • savory - caramel
    • floral - hibiscus
    • DATE OF PICKINGSpring, 1985
    • Daping Village Anxi
    • ELEVATION1000
    • TieguanyinTea Varietal

    This extremely limited 1985 harvest is unique among Aged Tieguanyin because Master Zhang set aside a reserve grade picking and gave it only light “Qing Xiang” processing, allowing age, not roast, to slowly bring out deep complex flavor. The extremely high quality leaf comes through even thirty years after picking with deep sweet and lingering redwood bark and elderberry fragrance. This tea is a true opportunity to see the potential in aging the finest oolongs.


  • '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
    6-8
    212
    30 seconds
    15-30
    7
    6
    212
    10 seconds
    3
    5
    12
    212
    8 hours

    Steeping Instructions

    Western

    5 g.6-8
    oz.
    use 212° watersteep 30 secondsresteep many times
    add 15-30 sec. each infusion

    Gongfu

    7 g.6 ozuse 212° watersteep 10 seconds
    add 3 sec. per steeping
    enjoy many steepings

    Iced/Cold

    5 g.12
    oz.
    use room temp.° water refrigerate overnight
    8 hours hours
    add ice & enjoy

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