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2021 Anxi Ba Xian

2021 Anxi Ba Xian

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Crafted By Master Zhang

Master Zhang’s family has tended the Tieguanyin of Daping Village for generations. His tea is fed by sweet mountain springs and grows on the cloud-enveloped peaks of Anxi.
  • true
    savory
    70
    sesame, almond butter, caramel
    true
    spice
    95
    sandalwood, incense, clove
    true
    fruit
    60
    persimmon candy
    true
    floral
    60
    lilac
    true
    tingling cooling, electric

    Tasting Profile

    • savory - sesame, almond butter, caramel
    • spice - sandalwood, incense, clove
    • fruit - persimmon candy
    • floral - lilac
    • texture - tingling cooling, electric
    • DATE OF PICKINGSpring 2021
    • Daping VillageAnxi, Fujian
    • ELEVATION1000 m
    • Ba XianTea Varietal

    Ba Xian is a rare cultivar pioneered from old rootstock in Fenghuang, Guangdong that yields beautiful textural depth, lingering sparkling complexity and rich aromatics given the right soil conditions and expert craftsmanship. Master Zhang is a colleague of famous Dancong pioneer Huang Ruiguang, and was able to transplant several old Ba Xian plants from Wudongshan to his own fields above Daping in Anxi. These plants have been left mostly unpicked and untrimmed for years, giving them a wild appearance. Master Zhang has picked a limited quantity of his Ba Xian to share, finished this year with a dark roast. The result is packed with deep minerality, “yun” and creamy florals - a powerful and commanding tea.



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  • 5
    6-8
    212
    30 seconds
    15-30
    5
    5
    212
    10 seconds
    3
    5
    12
    212
    8 hours

    Steeping Instructions

    Western

    5 g.6-8
    oz.
    use 212° watersteep 30 secondsresteep many times
    add 15-30 sec. each infusion

    Gongfu

    5 g.5 ozuse 212° watersteep 10 seconds
    add 3 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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