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.
limestone minerality, mulled wine
fruit - kiwi, satsuma
spice - limestone minerality, mulled wine
savory - hazelnut
floral - marigold
Daping Village Anxi
Xiao Ye Huang DanTea
Xiao Ye Huang Dan has been cultivated in Anxi for hundreds of years, yet remains one of the rarer oolong cultivars, perhaps because its delicate floral and fruity aromas require expert hand-finishing to truly bring out. It is named for the distinctly yellow color of the leaves, and is grown in extremely small quantities in Daping Village by Master Zhang as part of his effort to preserving a biodiverse environment for tea. His expert deep roast manages to highlight the natural juicy fruit flavors of the tea while coaxing out a powerful sparkling minerality that gives this special varietal a strong identity of its own.
'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 g.6-8 oz.use
212° watersteep 30 secondsresteep many times add 15-30 sec. each infusion
5 g.5 ozuse 212° watersteep 10 seconds add 3 sec. per steepingenjoy many steepings