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2021 Dark Roast Anxi Jin Suo Shi

2021 Dark Roast Anxi Jin Suo Shi

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
    90
    fresh ginger, galangal
    true
    80
    gardenia
    true
    60
    citrus peel
    true
    70
    malt, soy, sesame
    true
    25
    cedar
    true
    camphor cooling, tingling

    Tasting Profile

    • spice - fresh ginger, galangal
    • floral - gardenia
    • fruit - citrus peel
    • savory - malt, soy, sesame
    • vegetal - cedar
    • texture - camphor cooling, tingling
    • DATE OF PICKINGSpring 2021
    • Daping VillageAnxi, Fujian
    • ELEVATION1000 m
    • Jin Suo ShiTea Varietal

    Jin Suo Shi or "Golden Key" has been cultivated in Wuyishan on a small scale for almost one hundred years. In the last few decades Jin Suo Shi has been the subject of substantial research for its natural cold and drought resistance. Master Zhang cultivates a small grove of Jin Suo Shi, planted from seedlings picked up during his years of research on Wuyishan's growing and finishing techniques. The terroir of Daping and Master Zhang’s expert finishing bring out fruity notes in this uncommon cultivar, along with a building intense sweetness. This spring's harvest is finished with a dark roast.



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  • '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. waterrefrigerate overnight
    8 hours
    add ice & enjoy

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