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2021 Reserve Spring Tieguanyin

2021 Reserve Spring Tieguanyin

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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
    floral
    90
    osmanthus, honey, violet
    true
    fruit
    70
    tangerin zest, watermelon
    true
    spice
    80
    licorice, sandalwood
    true
    vegetal
    65
    cucumber
    true
    savory
    30
    cream
    true
    viscous, powerful, cooling

    Tasting Profile

    • floral - osmanthus, honey, violet
    • fruit - tangerin zest, watermelon
    • spice - licorice, sandalwood
    • vegetal - cucumber
    • savory - cream
    • texture - viscous, powerful, cooling
    • DATE OF PICKINGMay 2021
    • Daping VillageAnxi, Fujian
    • ELEVATION1060 m
    • TieguanyinTea Varietal

    Master Zhang has worked for over four decades continuing his family's craft growing true Tieguanyin varietal tea high above Daping village in Anxi. He is working to bring back the original habitat of the region by clearing mountainsides and planting trees, bringing back wildlife and biodiversity, for better tea and a better future. He has won awards across China and has been recognized as one of the leading teachers and craftsman in Anxi for his unique approach to grading teas and processing for flavor. Instead of grading solely by elevation or tree age, Master Zhang holds the "Reserve" designation for the few teas that meet his strict criteria of lingering intensive aftertaste, pervasive sweetness, cooling sensation in the throat and thick creamy body. This means that only the leaves whose weather, position in the field and processing come together perfectly can be offered as Master Zhang's reserve.



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

    Steeping Instructions

    Western

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

    Gongfu

    5 g.4-5 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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