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2021 Autumn Mao Xie

2021 Autumn Mao Xie

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Crafted By 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
    90
    vanilla cream
    true
    80
    nutmeg, young ginger
    true
    50
    tangerine
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    85
    butter pastry, marzipan
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    55
    lilac, saffron
    true
    creamy, thick, sweet

    Tasting Profile

    • floral - vanilla cream
    • spice - nutmeg, young ginger
    • fruit - tangerine
    • savory - butter pastry, marzipan
    • texture - creamy, thick, sweet
    • DATE OF PICKINGNovember 2021
    • Daping VillageAnxi, Fujian
    • ELEVATION1000 meters
    • Mao XieTea Varietal

    Creamy, thick and sweet - the new autumn harvest is here!

    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.


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  • '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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