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2020 Harmony Xiao Jin Gua

2020 Harmony Xiao Jin Gua

$41.00
(250g / 8.82oz @10% off)

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
    sparkling minerality, ginger
    true
    70
    rose, jasmine honey
    true
    70
    nectarine, plantain

    Tasting Profile

    • spice - sparkling minerality, ginger
    • floral - rose, jasmine honey
    • fruit - nectarine, plantain
    • DATE OF PICKINGApril / September 2020
    • Qianjiazhai Mt. Ailao
    • ELEVATION2140 m
    • Qianjiazhai AssamicaTea Varietal

    The Harmony Series debuted in 2016 as a collaboration between Master Zhou and the Li Family in Qianjiazhai to select tea from a wide range of trees to get a cross section of flavor texture and aroma that they feel most defines the region. This new 2020 pressing blends Gu Hua harvest picking from trees between one hundred and three hundred years of age with older five hundred to a thousand year trees. Still bright and full of young life, this large format 250g pressing is a unique opportunity to taste the best of everything Qianjiazhai has to offer.


  • '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, and 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. waterrefrigerate overnight
    8 hours
    add ice & enjoy

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