Verdant Tea

2020 Anxi Dan Gui

2020 Anxi Dan Gui

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This tea is packaged in 5g single servings.

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
    60
    sweet grass
    true
    70
    vanilla, jasmine
    true
    65
    yuzu, lemongrass
    true
    40
    custard cream
    true
    50
    sweet cinnamon, star anise

    Tasting Profile

    • vegetal - sweet grass
    • floral - vanilla, jasmine
    • fruit - yuzu, lemongrass
    • savory - custard cream
    • spice - sweet cinnamon, star anise
    • DATE OF PICKINGSpring 2019
    • Daping Village Anxi
    • ELEVATION1000 meters
    • Dan GuiTea Varietal

    This tea originally premiered in the Sept. 2020 Tea of the Month Club box! Dan Gui is one of the most intensely floral and deeply aromatic oolongs in the world. This relatively new varietal is named after osmanthus, since sipping this tea is like walking through an osmanthus garden. Of course, varietal alone never makes a fine tea. It is the rocky soil, and cool misty weather of Daping, and meticulous finishing techniques of Master Zhang that make this an elevated tea. Master Zhang manages an incredibly biodiverse tea garden, encouraging native wildlife for the health of the land and to bring more complexity to the tea. He uses an intense turning and fluffing process in finishing that needs to be adapted on the spot depending on the weather and the aroma, requiring deep experience to bring out the big florals that Dan Gui promises.


  • '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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