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2023 Autumn Mao Xie

2023 Autumn Mao Xie

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Picked from Master Zhang’s
oldest
oolong bushes
Mao Xie is native to Master Zhang’s Daping Village. This unique varietal is sweet and creamy with notes of custard cream, vanilla, eucalyptus and toasted oats.
Autumn 2023 ♦ Greener Finish
Picked from Master Zhang’s
oldest
oolong bushes
Mao Xie is native to Master Zhang’s Daping Village. This unique varietal is sweet and creamy with notes of custard cream, vanilla, eucalyptus and toasted oats.
Autumn 2023 ♦ Greener Finish
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Crafted By Master Zhang

Environmentalist and award-winning craftsman, Master Zhang is committed to pioneering low-impact tea farming that replenishes natural forests on his high elevation Anxi mountain plot.
 
Master Zhang devotes his energy to introducing rare varietals of tea to increase biodiversity and researching ancient finishing techniques to make rich, aromatic oolong unlike anything else in the world.
    • DATE OF PICKINGNovember 2023
    • Daping VillageAnxi, Fujian
    • ELEVATION1000 meters
    • Mao XieTea Varietal

    Mao Xie, or Hairy Crab, is a native varietal to Daping. The village is extremely proud to be a birthplace of Maoxie varietal, and Master Zhang is excited to share this tea. Grown without pesticides and nourished with natural canola flowers for fertilizer, this tea is uniquely savory and creamy in a way that Tieguanyin cannot be. By growing Mao Xie alongside Tieguanyin, Qilan, Rou Gui and other varietals, Master Zhang can achieve a more biodiverse tea garden yielding healthier plants and more complex flavor. Master Zhang finishes this Mao Xie with a meticulous fifteen hour turning and fluffing process which brings out the buttery flavors of the varietal with light, "modern" green finish.

  • true
    100
    custard cream
    true
    80
    toasted oats
    true
    70
    gardenia, vanilla
    true
    60
    cardamom, eucalyptus
    false
    true
    juicy, creamy, tingling

    Tasting Profile

    • savory - custard cream
    • savory - toasted oats
    • floral - gardenia, vanilla
    • spice - cardamom, eucalyptus
    • texture - juicy, creamy, tingling

Master Zhang also recommends:

  • 'The process of making oolong is bringing the tea back and forth between withered and alive... the process of bringing it back from the brink eliminates bitterness and astringency.'

  • 5
    6-8
    208
    30 seconds
    10
    5
    5
    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

    5 g.5 ozuse 208° watersteep 10 seconds
    add 2 sec. per steeping
    enjoy many steepings

    Iced/Cold

    5 g.12
    oz.
    use room temp. waterrefrigerate overnight
    8 hours
    add ice & enjoy

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