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.
violet, rose, marigold
watermelon, lychee, mango
floral - violet, rose, marigold
fruit - watermelon, lychee, mango
savory - butter
vegetal - sweet grass
spice - fennel, coriander
Daping Village Anxi
Hua Xiang refers to the fact that Master Zhang picked and processed this Tieguanyin to bring out the most floral elements possible. Perfectly dialed-in hand turning and fluffing process help capture peak florals. A few movements too many or too few and the tea can go in a very different direction. "Qing Xiang" refers to the light oxidation and roast. Heat is only applied to this tea to stop oxidation and eliminate moisture, but not to change the flavor fundamentally. The result is a beautifully clean, sweet, and rich tea with potent florals. The juicy sweetness of this tea is a testament to the quality of the leaf and the skill of Master Zhang in his craft.
'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 g.6-8 oz.use
208° watersteep 20 secondsresteep many times add 10 sec. each infusion
7 g.6 ozuse 208° watersteep 6 seconds add 3 sec. per steepingenjoy many steepings