The Zhenyuan Dongsa Cooperative was established to be a steward to the oldest tea forest in the world, finishing every leaf using hand processing and traditional techniques.
cedar, sandalwood, allspice
fruit - elderberry
spice - cedar, sandalwood, allspice
savory - molasses, barley
DATE OF PICKINGSpring 2014
QianjiazhaiMt. Ailao, Yunnan
V. AssamicaTea Varietal
Master Zhou works with his students in the Qianjiazhai Dongsa Cooperative to start introducing shu pu’er fermentation and crafting techniques more widely across the mountain. This stunningly clean, rich and foresty example is crafted from pre-Qingming harvest maocha picked from one hundred to five hundred year trees. Even with only three years of aging, it displays the clean rich complexity normally only seen on shu pu’er a decade old or older.
'This Spring, we were lucky to return to Qianjiazhai to meet more of the talented people behind Qianjiazhai’s old tree pu’er and black tea. Through the cooperative, these families and individuals can work together the share resources and knowledge, teaching and learning from each other while protecting and acting as stewards over tea trees in the oldest tea forest in the world'
4 g.6-8 oz.use 205° watersteep 30 secondsresteep many times add 15-30 sec. each infusion
4 g.6 ozuse 205° watersteep 10 seconds add 10-30 sec. per steepingenjoy many steepings