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.
toasted chicory, chocolate, rye
currant, orange zest
crisp, cooling pervasive
savory - toasted chicory, chocolate, rye
floral - vanilla
fruit - currant, orange zest
spice - nutmeg, allspice
texture - crisp, cooling pervasive
DATE OF PICKINGNovember 2020
Daping VillageAnxi, Fujian
Mao XieTea Varietal
This is arguably Daping Village’s most “classic” tea. Mao Xie varietal is native to the area and grew on the mountains above Daping long before Tieguanyin was planted. Master Zhang’s labor-intensive traditional finish hearkens back to the style before the modern green oolong trend became popular and all Anxi teas were finished with at least a light roast and oxidation. Mao Xie translates to “hairy crab,” a reference to the appearance of the leaves. A classic traditional finish on Mao Xie brings out the iconic savory notes in the varietal and makes it taste almost pastry-like.
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 e[...]
Regular Price$1.75As low as$1.58
'In his own words, Master Zhang describes the differences between different Anxi oolong tea varietals growing in his fields above Daping, Anxi. From Mao Xie and Tieguanyin to Mei Zhan, Qilan and Ben Shan, a wide variety of cultivars grow side-by-side'
5 g.6-8 oz.use 208° watersteep 30 secondsresteep many times add 10 sec. each infusion
5 g.4-5 ozuse 208° watersteep 10 seconds add 2 sec. per steepingenjoy many steepings