Verdant Tea

2019 Huang Pian Sheng Cake

2019 Huang Pian Sheng Cake

$15.00
(cake)
Quantity remaining: 7

Sourced By the Dongsa Cooperative

The Qianjiazhai Dongsa Cooperative was established to be a steward to the oldest tea forest in the world, wild-foraging and hand-finishing every leaf using traditional craft.
  • true
    90
    peach, apricot
    true
    60
    vanilla, rose
    true
    65
    eucalyptus, cedar, pepper
    true
    40
    tulsi

    Tasting Profile

    • fruit - peach, apricot
    • floral - vanilla, rose
    • spice - eucalyptus, cedar, pepper
    • vegetal - tulsi
    • DATE OF PICKING43556
    • Qianjiazhai Mt. Ailao
    • ELEVATION2140 m
    • Qianjiazhai AssamicaTea Varietal

    Huang Pian refers to the larger, more mature and flavorful leaves that will inevitably be picked after a long day of wild-foraging. These leaves dry differently and finish differently than younger leaves and buds, so Master Zhou separates them out of his cakes before pressing, saving the precious few pounds harvested each year to enjoy himself. Though often jokes that Huang Pian leaves are the ugliest, he treasures his Huang Pian because it has a distinctive crisp texture and bright fruity flavor that becomes deep and rich with just a few years of aging. This year, for the first time ever, Master Zhou was able to set aside much of his Huang Pian as a limited offering for us. Judging from the many cups of Huang Pian we’ve sipped with Master Zhou in Qianjiazhai over the years, this cake has tremendous aging potential.


  • 'Three hundred to five hundred year old trees can yield only a kilogram or two at most, and are picked only once a year to encourage further growth for future generations. The flavor of trees at this age picks up more thick woody, foresty notes to balance the fruit and florals. The brewed liquor is more translucent and golden.'

  • 4
    6-8
    208
    20 seconds
    10
    5
    6
    208
    6 seconds
    3
    4
    12
    room temp
    8 hours

    Steeping Instructions

    Western

    4 g.6-8
    oz.
    use 208° watersteep 20 secondsresteep many times
    add 10 sec. each infusion

    Gongfu

    5 g.6 ozuse 208° watersteep 6 seconds
    add 3 sec. per steeping
    enjoy many steepings

    Iced/Cold

    4 g.12
    oz.
    use room temp.° water refrigerate overnight
    8 hours hours
    add ice & enjoy

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