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.
limestone, camphor, clove
muscat grape, lime zest
powdered sugar donut
spice - limestone, camphor, clove
fruit - muscat grape, lime zest
savory - powdered sugar donut
floral - rose
vegetal - cucumber, fennel
DATE OF PICKINGSpring 2020
Daping VillageAnxi, Fujian
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 g.6-8 oz.use 208° watersteep 30 secondsresteep many times add 10 sec. each infusion
7 g.6 ozuse 208° watersteep 10 seconds add 2 sec. per steepingenjoy many steepings