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2023 Yun Xiang Tieguanyin

2023 Yun Xiang Tieguanyin

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Stunning, sparkling,
textured oolong
Master Zhang finished this Tieguanyin specifically to bring out sought-after ‘yun,’ the sparkling cooling electric after-sensation of fine tea. Notes of guava, violet, cedar and fennel.
Master Zhang finished this Tieguanyin specifically to bring out sought-after ‘yun,’ the sparkling cooling electric after-sensation of fine tea. Fresh Spring harvest coming soon on pre-order!
Spring 2023 ♦ Anxi 
Stunning, sparkling,
textured oolong
Master Zhang finished this Tieguanyin specifically to bring out sought-after ‘yun,’ the sparkling cooling electric after-sensation of fine tea. Notes of guava, violet, cedar and fennel.
Master Zhang finished this Tieguanyin specifically to bring out sought-after ‘yun,’ the sparkling cooling electric after-sensation of fine tea. Fresh Spring harvest coming soon on pre-order!
Spring 2023 ♦ Anxi 
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SPRING 2024 PRE-ORDER

This 2024 spring pre-order tea has been picked and finished by Master Zhang in Daping, Anxi and is arriving now!

We expect to ship this tea to customers in July. Orders containing this pre-order tea will ship once all teas in the order have arrived in the US. 

This 2024 spring pre-order tea has is arriving now + shipping ASAP!

Crafted by Master Zhang

Environmentalist and award-winning craftsman, Master Zhang is committed to pioneering low-impact tea farming that replenished natural forests on his high elevation Anxi mountain plot.
 
Master Zhang devotes his energy to introducing rare varietals of tea to increase biodiversity and researching ancient finishing techniques to make rich, aromatic oolong unlike anything else in the world.
    • DATE OF PICKINGSpring 2023
    • Daping VillageAnxi, Fujian
    • ELEVATION1000 M
    • TieguanyinTea Varietal

    Yun is a complex concept. While it can be literally translated as “charm," the yun of a tea is more than simple appeal – yun is what makes the tea powerful and lingering beyond the common concept of aftertaste. Only the finest teas have a perceptible quality that would be described by professional Chinese tasters as yun. While there is no complete agreement on how to put "yun" into words, we notice a light cooling sensation and a tingling almost electrical texture on teas that have yun. This feeling builds up with every sip, making subsequent steepings more and more commanding. Master Zhang creates this through careful charcoal roasting over several long sessions and many days, relying on his experience and senses to get the finish perfectly right.

  • true
    100
    cedar, nutmeg, cardamom
    true
    80
    violet, rose
    true
    70
    guava, pineapple
    true
    60
    whipped cream
    false
    35
    fennel
    true
    cooling, tingling yun

    Tasting Profile

    • spice - cedar, nutmeg, cardamom
    • floral - violet, rose
    • fruit - guava, pineapple
    • savory - whipped cream
    • texture - cooling, tingling yun


Master Zhang also recommends

  • 'Master Zhang calls these teas his little experiments, and this year-long work means he is always working to challenge himself, collaborate, learn and explore. These teas don’t make it to market, shared only within a close personal network of trusted friends. Out of all of his experiments this autumn, Master Zhang hand picked these five new teas to share with all of you'

  • 5
    6-8
    208
    20 seconds
    10
    5
    6
    208
    6 seconds
    3
    5
    12
    room temp
    8 hours

    Steeping Instructions

    Western

    5 g.6-8
    oz.
    use 208° watersteep 20 secondsresteep many times
    add 10 sec. each infusion

    Gongfu

    5 g.6 ozuse 208° watersteep 6 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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