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2020 Autumn Original Wulong Revival

2020 Autumn Original Wulong Revival

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Crafted By Master Zhang

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.
  • true
    vegetal
    55
    tulsi
    true
    fruit
    60
    apricot
    true
    floral
    60
    honey, jasmine
    true
    spice
    75
    pine, cardamom
    true
    savory
    60
    chestnut
    true
    cooling minerality

    Tasting Profile

    • vegetal - tulsi
    • fruit - apricot
    • floral - honey, jasmine
    • spice - pine, cardamom
    • savory - chestnut
    • texture - cooling minerality
    • DATE OF PICKINGNovember 2020
    • Daping VillageAnxi, Fujian
    • ELEVATION1000 m
    • 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!


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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
    6-8
    212
    30 seconds
    15-30
    5
    5
    212
    10 seconds
    3
    5
    12
    212
    8 hours

    Steeping Instructions

    Western

    5 g.6-8
    oz.
    use 212° watersteep 30 secondsresteep many times
    add 15-30 sec. each infusion

    Gongfu

    5 g.5 ozuse 212° watersteep 10 seconds
    add 3 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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