Verdant Tea

2005 Aged Mao Xie

2005 Aged Mao Xie

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Sourced By the Master Zhang

Master Zhang’s family has tended the oolong of Daping Village for generations. His tea is fed by sweet mountain springs and grows on the cloud-enveloped peaks of Anxi.
  • true
    80
    vanilla
    true
    75
    elderberry
    true
    65
    toasted rice
    true
    25
    birch

    Tasting Profile

    • floral - vanilla
    • fruit - elderberry
    • savory - toasted rice
    • spice - birch
    • DATE OF PICKINGSpring 2005
    • Daping Village Anxi
    • ELEVATION1000
    • Mao XieTea Varietal

    Mao Xie, or Hairy Crab, is the native varietal to Daping. The village is extremely proud to be a birthplace of Maoxie varietal, and Master Zhang is excited to share this tea. Grown without pesticides and nourished with natural canola flowers for fertilizer, this tea is uniquely savory and creamy in a way that Tieguanyin cannot be. By growing Mao Xie alongside Tieguanyin, Qilan, Rou Gui and other varietals, Master Zhang can achieve a more biodiverse tea garden yielding healthier plants and better flavor quality. This aged Mao Xie is already over a decade old. This is a unique opportunity to see how aging affects oolongs besides Teiguanyin varietal.


  • '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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