Verdant Tea

2020 Cai Cong Anxi Oolong

2020 Cai Cong Anxi Oolong

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
    85
    limestone, camphor, clove
    true
    70
    muscat grape, lime zest
    true
    45
    powdered sugar donut
    true
    30
    rose
    true
    40
    cucumber, fennel

    Tasting Profile

    • spice - limestone, camphor, clove
    • fruit - muscat grape, lime zest
    • savory - powdered sugar donut
    • floral - rose
    • vegetal - cucumber, fennel
    • DATE OF PICKINGNovember 2020
    • Daping Village Anxi
    • ELEVATION1000 meters
    • Cai CongTea Varietal

    This tea originally premiered in the Sept. 2020 Tea of the Month Club box! Master Zhang cultivates this rare Cai Cong (菜聪) varietal to encourage biodiversity on his high elevation plot in Daping, Anxi. His careful processing has brought out a surprisingly floral-fruit flavor in this tea along with deep osmanthus florals and a sweet, long aftertaste. The light oxidation of this tea's traditional finish complements the dessert-like flavors of Cai Cong with a buttery, creamy finish.


  • '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
    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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