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2017 Qianjiazhai Sun Dried Black Tea

2017 Qianjiazhai Sun Dried Black Tea

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Sourced By the Dongsa Cooperative

The Qianjiazhai Dongsa Cooperative was established to be a steward to the oldest tea forest in the world, wild-foraging and hand-finishing every leaf using traditional craft.
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    65
    apricot
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    45
    nutmeg
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    55
    tulsi blossom
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    60
    sweet potato

    Tasting Profile

    • fruit - apricot
    • spice - nutmeg
    • floral - tulsi blossom
    • savory - sweet potato
    • DATE OF PICKINGApril 2017
    • Qianjiazhai Mt. Ailao
    • ELEVATION2140 m
    • Qianjiazhai AssamicaTea Varietal

    Available pressed into 100g cakes, this unique black tea is not roasted over heat like Dian Hong, but allowed to oxidize and dry naturally in the Yunnan springtime sun. Because heat is never applied, natural moisture is retained in the finished tea, which gets sweeter and more complex over years of aging like sheng pu'er. This tea is wild foraged from about three hundred to eight hundred year old trees and produced by hand.


  • 'However much moisture the tea wants to release, that is how much evaporates…. If you roast it at high temperatures, you are changing what it wants. The tea wants to hold on to a little moisture, but the [high] heat forces it out...'

  • 4
    6-8
    208
    20 seconds
    10
    5
    6
    208
    6 seconds
    3
    4
    12
    room temp
    8 hours

    Steeping Instructions

    Western

    4 g.6-8
    oz.
    use 208° watersteep 20 secondsresteep many times
    add 10 sec. each infusion

    Gongfu

    5 g.6 ozuse 208° watersteep 6 seconds
    add 3 sec. per steeping
    enjoy many steepings

    Iced/Cold

    4 g.12
    oz.
    use room temp.° water refrigerate overnight
    8 hours hours
    add ice & enjoy

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