Verdant Tea

2020 Ben Shan

2020 Ben Shan

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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.
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    75
    blueberry jam on toast
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    70
    salted sweet cream butter
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    60
    osmanthus honey
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    75
    candied ginger

    Tasting Profile

    • fruit - blueberry jam on toast
    • savory - salted sweet cream butter
    • floral - osmanthus honey
    • spice - candied ginger
    • DATE OF PICKINGSpring 2020
    • Daping VillageAnxi, Fujian
    • ELEVATION1000 meters
    • Ben ShanTea Varietal

    This tea originally premiered in the Sept. 2020 Tea of the Month Club box! Ben Shan varietal has a big, strong flavor full of all the fruit and bright florals we love in Tieguanyin. Ben Shan is so rich that it is often sold as Tieguanyin or blended into Tieguanyin varietal to make Tieguanyin taste more like Tieguanyin. Some of the oldest tea bushes on Master Zhang's high mountain field are Benshan varietal, planted by his grandparents. Benshan leaves open more quickly in brewing than Tieguanyin, with the biggest, boldest flavors in the first 1-3 steepings.


  • 'Tea requires sky, earth, and people to come together as one... These flexible and organic things are hard to completely control. It takes a mutual agreement with the tea. You can't just demand it'

  • 5
    6-8
    208
    30 seconds
    10
    5
    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

    5 g.6 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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This tea is pre-packed into individual 5 gram single serving sizes.
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