The Qianjiazhai Dongsa Cooperative was established to be a steward to the oldest tea forest in the world, wild-foraging and hand-finishing every leaf using traditional craft.
chocolate bread, pumpkin
sparkling, juicy, cooling
spice - redwood, cardamom
savory - chocolate bread, pumpkin
fruit - currant, apricot
floral - marigold, rose
texture - sparkling, juicy, cooling
DATE OF PICKINGApr 2021
QianjiazhaiMt. Ailao, Yunnan
Qianjiazhai AssamicaTea Varietal
Sweet, aromatic, and juicy - the new 2021 harvest is here!
Master Zhou is still experimenting with other farmers in Qianjiazhai to produce new black tea offerings each year. The cooperative started with simple oxidized and sun dried black tea without any processing. Recently they have begun experimenting with wok-roasted hand finished black tea. The application of heat makes this more closely related to other Yunnan Black, and indeed it shares a rich sweet potato thickness similar to our Yunnan Golden Fleece, but with Qianjiazhai’s signature tulsi complexity and touches of citrus, and florals. Anybody who loves black tea will love this wild complex black tea offering from the Dongsa Cooperative.
'While Mr. Zhou is a recognized teacher of tea craft (and 4th grade cursive) in Qianjiazhai, we had the privilige to actually meet one of his own teachers, a kind but formidable woman in her mid-nineties who has mastered two distinct techniques for making Qianjiazhai’s uniquely complex and nuanced black tea'
4 g.6-8 oz.use 208° watersteep 20 secondsresteep many times add 10 sec. each infusion
5 g.6 ozuse 208° watersteep 6 seconds add 3 sec. per steepingenjoy many steepings