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2003 Aged Tieguanyin

2003 Aged Tieguanyin

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Crafted By 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
    savory
    65
    roasted chestnut, barley
    true
    spice
    75
    mint, nutmeg, limestone minerality
    true
    floral
    35
    honeysuckle
    true
    fruit
    55
    elderberry

    Tasting Profile

    • savory - roasted chestnut, barley
    • spice - mint, nutmeg, limestone minerality
    • floral - honeysuckle
    • fruit - elderberry
    • DATE OF PICKINGSpring 2003
    • Daping VillageAnxi, Fujian
    • ELEVATION1000
    • TieguanyinTea Varietal

    Master Zhang re-roasted this classic Tieguanyin varietal every year for five years to control for moisture and maintain a slow even process of change, slowly building up powerful woody undertones, cooling sensation, and deep dark fruity flavor. Master Zhang follows the weather and the specific qualities fo each picking from his biodiverse mountain plot for all finishing and roasting, using all his senses to bring out etc natural qualities of the tea, so even with so many years of age and roasting, the power and structure of true high mountain Tieguanyin has not been obscured, rather it has been strengthened by exquisite craft.



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  • '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. waterrefrigerate overnight
    8 hours
    add ice & enjoy

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