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2022 High Elevation Jin Lan Xiang

2022 High Elevation Jin Lan Xiang

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Rare High-Elevation Dancong
with intense Floral Notes
Huang Ruiguang’s few old-growth Jin Lan Xiang bushes are situated on his favorite Wudongshan plot and over 20+ hours of finishing, yield intense notes of orchid, aloeswood, and juicy mandarin with a fine sweet minerality.
Spring 2022 ♦ Wudongshan, Guangdong
Rare High-Elevation Dancong
with intense Floral Notes
Huang Ruiguang’s few old-growth Jin Lan Xiang bushes are situated on his favorite Wudongshan plot and over 20+ hours of finishing, yield intense notes of orchid, aloeswood, and juicy mandarin with a fine sweet minerality.
Spring 2022 ♦ Wudongshan, Guangdong
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Crafted by Huang Rui Guang

Recognized by Chaozhou as a 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 2022
    • Wudong ShanGuangdong Province
    • ELEVATION1000 METERS
    • Jin Lan XiangTea Varietal

    Huang Ruiguang's family Jin Lan Xiang comes from the extremely sought after high-elevation Wudongshan older tree stock picked from his favorite plot with a cool microclimate & east-facing slope for early morning light. Jin Lan (金兰) roughly translates to sworn brotherhood, and indeed, this tea takes the dedication of a “sworn brotherhood” to finish, requiring over 24 hours of meticulous and exhausting hand processing to bring out the deep aromatics of this striking and rare varietal. Each sip is almost like drinking candy. Master Huang's fifty years of celebrated work in agricultural innovation has changed the world of Dancong for the better.

  • true
    100
    camphor, aloeswood
    true
    90
    honey, orchid
    true
    70
    juicy mandarin orange
    true
    60
    molasses
    true
    deep, sparkling, tingling

    Tasting Profile

    • spice - camphor, aloeswood
    • floral - honey, orchid
    • fruit - juicy mandarin orange
    • savory - molasses
    • texture - deep, sparkling, tingling

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  • '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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