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2021 Autumn Traditional Mao Xie

2021 Autumn Traditional 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
    85
    toasted pecan, oat
    true
    80
    honey candy
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    75
    clove, cardamom
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    50
    candied orange peel
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    crisp, cooling pervasive

    Tasting Profile

    • savory - toasted pecan, oat
    • floral - honey candy
    • spice - clove, cardamom
    • fruit - candied orange peel
    • DATE OF PICKINGNovember 2021
    • Daping VillageAnxi, Fujian
    • ELEVATION1000 meters
    • Mao XieTea Varietal

    Warm and cozy with honey swetness and cozy spice - the new autumn harvest is here!

    This is arguably Daping Village’s most “classic” tea. Mao Xie varietal is native to the area and grew on the mountains above Daping long before Tieguanyin was planted. Master Zhang’s labor-intensive traditional finish hearkens back to the style before the modern green oolong trend became popular and all Anxi teas were finished with at least a light roast and oxidation. Mao Xie translates to “hairy crab,” a reference to the appearance of the leaves. A classic traditional finish on Mao Xie brings out the iconic savory notes in the varietal and makes it taste almost pastry-like.


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  • 'In his own words, Master Zhang describes the differences between different Anxi oolong tea varietals growing in his fields above Daping, Anxi. From Mao Xie and Tieguanyin to Mei Zhan, Qilan and Ben Shan, a wide variety of cultivars grow side-by-side'

  • 5
    6-8
    208
    30 seconds
    10
    5
    4-5
    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.4-5 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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