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.
vegetal - tulsi
fruit - apricot
floral - honey, jasmine
spice - pine, cardamom
savory - chestnut
texture - cooling minerality
DATE OF PICKINGNovember 2020
Daping VillageAnxi, Fujian
Ben ShanTea Varietal
Master Zhang is a true innovator. He doesn’t make tea to follow trends. He experiments and takes risks to make tea better for the generations to come. This autumn harvest of Original Wulong Revival uses the older Ben Shan varietal leaf and undergoes three times more careful hand turning and fluffing than modern Anxi oolong. For finishing, it is loosely rolled in the oldest style of oolong making that is half strip style and half ball, with many of the leaves more strip-style than rolled. Master Zhang describes the shape as a dragonfly. This hand processing and shaping yields a different tea- a genre of its own outside of Wuyi style, Guangdong style or Anxi style. The light roast is rewarding and brings out a unique savory sweet complexity we don’t see in other teas from Master Zhang over the years, this tea has grown to be one of our very favorites!
This limited 1990 harvest of aged Tieguanyin stands out as unique from the others because the leaves were hand-processed by Master Zhang using traditi[...]
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'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 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