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.
toasted barley, almond
fruit - apricot, nectarine
vegetal - mint, alfalfa
spice - clove
savory - toasted barley, almond
floral - jasmine, lilac
DATE OF PICKINGSpring 2020
Daping VillageAnxi, Fujian
Ben ShanTea Varietal
This beautiful experimental tea from Master Zhang brings together the deep complexity and lingering aftertaste of his full day turning and fluffing process required for Revival style, and the luscious sweet floral aromatics of autumn Ben Shan varietal. Master Zhang’s Ben Shan bushes were planted by his grandparents on some of the highest slopes of the family’s mountain plot above Daping Village. Their deep roots take in water from a sweet mountain spring running under the rocky soil, bringing big texture and lingering sweetness to compliment the intensive finishing. The “dragonfly” shape unfolds beautifully in a gaiwan over many steepings.
'The process of making oolong is bringing the tea back and forth between withered and alive... the process of bringing it back from the brink eliminates bitterness and astringency.'
5 g.6-8 oz.use 212° watersteep 30 secondsresteep many times add 15-30 sec. each infusion
5 g.5 ozuse 212° watersteep 10 seconds add 3 sec. per steepingenjoy many steepings