Verdant Tea

2020 Anxi Ba Xian

2020 Anxi Ba Xian

CURRENTLY OUT OF STOCK

Sourced By the 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
    95
    cedar, cinnamon, minerality
    true
    85
    persimmon, baked plum
    true
    60
    orchid
    true
    50
    oat cakes
    true
    35
    fresh mint

    Tasting Profile

    • spice - cedar, cinnamon, minerality
    • fruit - persimmon, baked plum
    • floral - orchid
    • savory - oat cakes
    • vegetal - fresh mint
    • DATE OF PICKINGSpring 2020
    • Daping Village Anxi
    • ELEVATION1000 m
    • Ba XianTea Varietal

    This tea originally premiered in the Sept. 2020 Tea of the Month Club box! 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. Once again, Master Zhang has picked a limited quantity of his Ba Xian to share. The result is packed with deep minerality, “yun” and creamy florals - a powerful and commanding tea.


  • '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
    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.° water refrigerate overnight
    8 hours hours
    add ice & enjoy

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