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.
sesame, almond butter, caramel
sandalwood, incense, clove
tingling cooling, electric
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
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.