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2020 Autumn Mao Xie

2020 Autumn Mao Xie

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Crafted By Master Zhang

Master Zhang’s family has tended a variety of tea cultivars in Daping for generations. His tea is fed by sweet mountain springs and grows on the cloud-enveloped peaks of Anxi.
  • true
    70
    papaya, mango
    true
    60
    brown butter
    true
    40
    juniper, cinnamon
    true
    45
    spearmint
    true
    55
    lilac, saffron
    true
    creamy soft minerality

    Tasting Profile

    • fruit - papaya, mango
    • savory - brown butter
    • spice - juniper, cinnamon
    • vegetal - spearmint
    • floral - lilac, saffron
    • texture - creamy soft minerality
    • DATE OF PICKINGNovember 2020
    • Daping VillageAnxi, Fujian
    • ELEVATION1000 meters
    • Mao XieTea Varietal

    Mao Xie, or Hairy Crab, is a 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 more complex flavor. Master Zhang finishes this Mao Xie with a meticulous fifteen hour turning and fluffing process which brings out the buttery flavors of the varietal with very light, "modern" green finish.


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  • '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
    6-8
    208
    30 seconds
    10
    5
    5
    208
    10 seconds
    2
    5
    12
    room temp
    8 hours

    Steeping Instructions

    Western

    5 g.6-8
    oz.
    use 208° watersteep 30 secondsresteep many times
    add 10 sec. each infusion

    Gongfu

    5 g.5 ozuse 208° watersteep 10 seconds
    add 2 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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