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2019 Qianjiazhai Tea Flower Sheng Cake

2019 Qianjiazhai Tea Flower Sheng Cake

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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
    75
    marigold
    true
    60
    honey, vanilla
    true
    65
    banana
    true
    70
    aloeswood
    true
    55
    lotus leaf

    Tasting Profile

    • floral - marigold
    • fruit - honey, vanilla
    • fruit - banana
    • spice - aloeswood
    • vegetal - lotus leaf
    • DATE OF PICKINGApril 2016
    • Qianjiazhai Mt. Ailao
    • ELEVATION2140 m
    • Qianjiazhai AssamicaTea Varietal

    In early autumn when Gu Hua tea is being harvested, Qianjiazhai blooms with fragrant golden tea flowers. Master Zhou and Master Deng have recently started picking the flowers for their own steeping and enjoyment. This year Master Zhou agreed to set aside some of his precious tea flowers to blend with sheng pu’er for a unique flavor. After much experimentation, he found a perfect blend ratio to pair with tea flowers- 60% leaf from trees between eight hundred and a thousand years old often set aside for single tree pressings, 25% Zun series leaf from trees mostly between three hundred and eight hundred years old, and 15% tea flowers. This precious small batch of cakes is an incredible opportunity to taste taste the effect of tea flowers in old tree Qianjiazhai cakes and see how they affect aging over time.


  • 'Mr. Deng got in touch with old classmates and raised enough money to build his own workshop, inviting friends and neighbors from his home town to pick tea when they weren’t picking walnuts. He passes on his knowledge and offers a generous price to anyone who can help him pick tea, remembering his own hardship as he got started as a wild forager. He officially joined the Dongsa Farmer’s Cooperative five years ago, and his craftsmanship has been getting better every year under Mr. Zhou’s watchful eye'

  • 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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