2021 Single Tree Sheng
2021 Single Tree Sheng
Crafted by the Dongsa Cooperative
- truespice100cardamom, clove, cedartruefruit80juicy nectarinetruefloral60lilac, gardeniatruevegetal55tulsi, minttruedeep, powerful, cooling yun
- spice - cardamom, clove, cedar
- fruit - juicy nectarine
- floral - lilac, gardenia
- vegetal - tulsi, mint
- texture - deep, powerful, cooling yun
- DATE OF PICKINGApril 2021
- QianjiazhaiMt. Ailao, Yunnan
- ELEVATION2003 M
- Qianjiazhai AssamicaTea Varietal
Powerful, cooling, and textural - the new 2021 harvest is here!
available in 100g cakes and 250g Xiao Jin Gua
Qianjiazhai is home to some of the oldest tea trees in the world. Once again, we are extremely lucky in 2020 that we will be able to offer a single-tree harvest from the oldest tree on the Li Family’s high elevation plot, estimated to 1300 years based on its trunk diameter. Located at 24°16'13.6"N and 101°12'19.6"E, this single tree needs to be carefully climbed to sustainably harvest about ten kilograms of leaf per year. Growing out of a rocky mountainside, and surrounded by a biodiverse wild growth of evergreens, tulsi plants and flowers, this tree benefits from cool misty air, and mineral-rich soil. It takes three people with linked arms to circle the trunk! The deep roots and thousand plus years of fighting for survival give this tea an incredible complexity full of yun cooling sensation and aloeswood incense undertones. The Li Family works with Master Zhou to dry this tea in bamboo baskets in the sun, and hand finish the maocha for traditional stone pressing. Even within a microclimate like Qianjiazhai, each mountaintop and valley has its own unique qualities, and the cooperative selected this tree as worthwhile to finish separate from their blended cakes to show off the stunning terroir and the complexity that is possible with ancient tree stock. Set aside a few cakes for aging and the yun cooling and tingling qualities continue to develop over the years. We’ve been following this tree for swven years now and have been blown away with the development we see in cellaring.
'This year, Master Zhou introduced us to another beautiful ancient tea tree with its own unique micro climate and distinctive flavor and aroma. The tree can be found at 24°16’13.6″N 101°12’19.6″E, at just over 2000 meters. The cooperative was kind enough to set aside the entire harvest of 2016 for us'
- 46-820530 seconds15-304620510 seconds10-30412room temp8 hours
oz.use 205° watersteep 30 secondsresteep many times
add 15-30 sec. each infusion
Gongfu4 g.6 ozuse 205° watersteep 10 seconds
add 10-30 sec. per steepingenjoy many steepings
oz.use room temp. waterrefrigerate overnight
8 hoursadd ice & enjoy