Verdant Tea

2020 Spring Mao Xie

2020 Spring Mao Xie

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Sourced By the Master Zhang

Master Zhang’s family has tended a variety of tea cultivars in Daping for generations. His tea is fed by sweet mountain springs and grows on the cloud-enveloped peaks of Anxi.
  • true
    70
    cinnamon, licorice
    true
    80
    pineapple
    true
    70
    butter
    true
    40
    spearmint

    Tasting Profile

    • spice - cinnamon, licorice
    • fruit - pineapple
    • savory - butter
    • vegetal - spearmint
    • DATE OF PICKINGMay 2020
    • Daping Village Anxi
    • ELEVATION1000 meters
    • Mao XieTea Varietal

    Mao Xie, or Hairy Crab, is the native cultivar to Daping. The village is extremely proud to be a birthplace of Maoxie varietal, and Master Zhang is excited to share this tea. Grown without pesticides and nourished with natural canola flowers for fertilizer, this tea is uniquely savory and creamy in a way that Tieguanyin cannot be. By growing Mao Xie alongside Tieguanyin, Qilan, Rou Gui and other varietals, Master Zhang can achieve a more biodiverse tea garden yielding healthier plants and better flavor quality. This year's classic Mao Xie has a light traditional finish, bringing our the buttery-sweet-savory qualities of the leaves.


  • 'Tasting this Maoxie reminded us more of Master Zhang’s traditional Tieguanyin partial roast technique, as the savory elements were much richer. Anyone who like traditional Tieguanyin would be fascinated by Daping’s native tea, the Maoxie varietal.'

  • 5
    6-8
    208
    30 seconds
    10
    5
    5
    208
    10 seconds
    2
    5
    12
    room temp
    8 hours

    Steeping Instructions

    Western

    5 g.6-8
    oz.
    use 208° watersteep 30 secondsresteep many times
    add 10 sec. each infusion

    Gongfu

    5 g.5 ozuse 208° watersteep 10 seconds
    add 2 sec. per steeping
    enjoy many steepings

    Iced/Cold

    5 g.12
    oz.
    use room temp.° water refrigerate overnight
    8 hours hours
    add ice & enjoy

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