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2021 Harmony Xiao Jin Gua

2021 Harmony Xiao Jin Gua

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(250g pressing)
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Master Zhou’s Carefully-Blended Masterpiece
This series unites harvests from ancient tea trees across Qianjiazhai from multiple members of the co-op to capture a true sense of place. The result is beautiful and rich. Notes of cardamom, green apple, honeysuckle and basil.
April/September 2021 ♦ Qianjiazhai, Yunnan
Master Zhou’s Carefully-Blended Masterpiece
This series unites harvests from ancient tea trees across Qianjiazhai from multiple members of the co-op to capture a true sense of place. The result is beautiful and rich. Notes of cardamom, green apple, honeysuckle and basil.
April/September 2021 ♦ Qianjiazhai, Yunnan
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Crafted by the Dongsa Cooperative

True zero-intervention wild tea, foraged from ancient tea forests in one of the most remote tea growing regions in the world.
 
The Dongsa Cooperative was founded to promote responsible stewardship of these tea forests and pass on old-school pu’er hand-crafting techniques that yield incredibly complex tea.
    • DATE OF PICKINGApril / September 2021
    • QianjiazhaiYunnan Province
    • 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 2021 pressing exemplifies balance, full engagement of the pallet and beautifully rich creamy texture. Master Zhou 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 to get the thick powerful flavor and juicy quality of the younger leaf, bolstered by the woody texture, tingling mouthfeel and cooling sensation of the older trees. The result is singular, an opportunity to taste the best of everything Qianjiazhai has to offer.

  • true
    70
    cardamom, ginger
    true
    60
    lychee, green apple
    true
    60
    honeysuckle
    true
    50
    basil
    true
    65
    cane sugar
    true
    juicy, cooling, aromatic

    Tasting Profile

    • spice - cardamom, ginger
    • fruit - lychee, green apple
    • floral - honeysuckle
    • vegetal - basil
    • savory - cane sugar
    • texture - juicy, cooling, aromatic


the Dongsa Cooperative also recommends:

  • '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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