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2021 Mi Xiang Tieguanyin

2021 Mi Xiang Tieguanyin

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Crafted by Master Zhang

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.
  • true
    100
    eucalyptus honey, jasmine, rose
    true
    90
    pine sap, cinnamon, sandalwood
    true
    45
    mandarin orange
    true
    40
    turbinado sugar
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    deep sparkling, cooling, tingling

    Tasting Profile

    • floral - eucalyptus honey, jasmine, rose
    • spice - pine sap, cinnamon, sandalwood
    • spice - mandarin orange
    • savory - turbinado sugar
    • texture - deep sparkling, cooling, tingling
    • DATE OF PICKINGAutumn 2021
    • Daping VillageAnxi, Fujian
    • ELEVATION1000 M
    • TieguanyinTea Varietal

    Mi Xiang is literally honey fragrance, and a few sips give credence to the name. In other finishing styles, honey usually takes a backseat to more powerful florals and fruit flavors in Tieguanyin, but Master Zhang here has brought out the subtle, thick and rich honeyed quality of Tieguanyin through his precise traditional roast. We have so much respect for Master Zhang’s values in roasting tea. So many workshops will roast to impart heavy handed roast flavor, and in doing so, burn their tea and compromise its original integrity. Master Zhang roasts slowly and with perfect precision so that the tea tastes only of itself and not of roasted flavor.


  • '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
    7
    6
    208
    6 seconds
    3
    4
    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

    7 g.6 ozuse 208° watersteep 6 seconds
    add 3 sec. per steeping
    enjoy many steepings

    Iced/Cold

    4 g.12
    oz.
    use room temp. waterrefrigerate overnight
    8 hours
    add ice & enjoy

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