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2023 High Elevation Huang Zhi Xiang

2023 High Elevation Huang Zhi Xiang

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Crisp + Juicy Reserve
High-Elevation Dancong
Huang Zhi Xiang or “orange blossom fragrance” varietal from old tea trees high on Wudongshan. Hand-finished to bring out powerful textural notes of eucalyptus, orange blossom and candied pineapple.
Spring 2023 ♦ Wudongshan, Guangdong
Crisp + Juicy Reserve
High-Elevation Dancong
Huang Zhi Xiang or “orange blossom fragrance” varietal from old tea trees high on Wudongshan. Hand-finished to bring out powerful textural notes of eucalyptus, orange blossom and candied pineapple.
Spring 2023 ♦ Wudongshan, Guangdong
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Crafted by the Huang Family

Recognized by Chaozhou as an living cultural treasure, Master Huang Ruiguang is the grandfather of modern Dancong. His status and award-winning history give him and his family picking rights to one of the best old-growth Dancong plots in Wudongshan
 
Huang Ruiguang is devoted to continuing his work as a steward of rare ancient Dancong and as a teacher to nearly every family in the village, setting the standard for what defines the very best in competition-level taste, texture and aroma.
    • DATE OF PICKINGSpring 2023
    • Wudong ShanGuangdong Province
    • ELEVATION1000 METERS
    • Huang Zhi XiangTea Varietal

    This Huang Zhi Xiang Dancong is picked from Huang Ruiguang's favorite high-elevation plot in Wudongshan from older tree stock and meticulously hand finished by Master Huang's sons over 24 hours to bring out the deep, almost electrifying aromatics. Huang Zhi Xiang is an incredibly rich spiced varietal with natural cooling notes that come through with striking intensity with the perfect microclimate, careful hand-picking, and 24+ hour continuous hand processing and finishing. Only a few kilos are harvested every year, and we are excited for the privilege to share.

  • true
    100
    orange blossom
    true
    70
    candied pineapple
    true
    65
    eucalyptus, galangal
    true
    60
    flan
    true
    electrifying

    Tasting Profile

    • floral - orange blossom
    • fruit - candied pineapple
    • spice - eucalyptus, galangal
    • savory - flan
    • texture - electrifying

the Huang Family also recommends:

  • 'An accomplished technical master of tea, Huang Rui Guang is affectionately called a ‘modern tea sage’ by many. He likes to say that one love is enough in life, and his is tea. This excerpt is an attempt to portray a small piece of one man’s contributions to and love of tea'

  • 5-10
    6-8
    208
    20 seconds
    10
    10
    6
    208
    6 seconds
    4
    5
    12
    room temp
    8 hours

    Steeping Instructions

    Western

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

    Gongfu

    10 g.6 ozuse 208° watersteep 6 seconds
    add 4 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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