Verdant Tea

2017 Spring Jin Guanyin

2017 Spring Jin Guanyin

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Sourced By the Master Zhang

Master Zhang’s family has tended a variety of tea cultivars in Daping for generations. His tea is fed by sweet mountain springs and grows on the cloud-enveloped peaks of Anxi.
  • true
    65
    marigold, saffron
    true
    65
    sesame bread, butter
    true
    30
    aloe, white grape
    true
    35
    cut grass

    Tasting Profile

    • floral - marigold, saffron
    • savory - sesame bread, butter
    • fruit - aloe, white grape
    • vegetal - cut grass
    • DATE OF PICKINGSpring 2017
    • Daping Village Anxi
    • ELEVATION1000 meters
    • Jin GuanyinTea Varietal

    Jin Guanyin is an unique varietal made by grafting Huang Jin Gui onto Tieguanyin root stock, combining the fruit and floral aromatics of Huang Jin Gui with the creamy and grassy flavor of Tieguanyin for a rich and well balanced oolong. Master Zhang loves working with teas like Jin Guanyin that give him room to affect flavor and aftertaste through not just finishing craft but also the actual craft involved in agriculture and cultivation itself.


  • 'The first steepings were full of big, juicy fruit flavors with supporting citrus and a strong nutty sweet mouthfeel. As the tea steeped out, we got more violet florals and a deep Wuyi-style mineral texture. Very late in steeping, the fruity notes shift towards tropical plantains and mango.'

  • 5
    6-8
    208
    30 seconds
    10
    7
    6
    208
    10 seconds
    2
    5
    12
    room temp
    8 hours

    Steeping Instructions

    Western

    5 g.6-8
    oz.
    use 208° watersteep 30 secondsresteep many times
    add 10 sec. each infusion

    Gongfu

    7 g.6 ozuse 208° watersteep 10 seconds
    add 2 sec. per steeping
    enjoy many steepings

    Iced/Cold

    5 g.12
    oz.
    use room temp.° water refrigerate overnight
    8 hours hours
    add ice & enjoy

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