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.
osmanthus, honey, violet
tangerin zest, watermelon
viscous, powerful, cooling
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
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.
Master Zhang is a true innovator. He doesn’t make tea to follow trends. He experiments and takes risks to make tea better for the generations to com[...]
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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 g.6-8 oz.use 208° watersteep 20 secondsresteep many times add 10 sec. each infusion
5 g.4-5 ozuse 208° watersteep 6 seconds add 3 sec. per steepingenjoy many steepings