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2021 Original Tieguanyin Revival

2021 Original Tieguanyin Revival

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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
    savory
    75
    basmati, sweet potato
    true
    spice
    75
    cardamom
    true
    floral
    85
    saffron, lilac
    true
    fruit
    55
    grapefruit
    true
    vegetal
    40
    fresh mint, basil
    true
    juicy, lingering aromatics

    Tasting Profile

    • savory - basmati, sweet potato
    • spice - cardamom
    • floral - saffron, lilac
    • fruit - grapefruit
    • vegetal - fresh mint, basil
    • texture - juicy, lingering aromatics
    • DATE OF PICKINGSpring 2021
    • Daping VillageAnxi, Fujian
    • ELEVATION1000 M
    • TieguanyinTea Varietal

    This unusual tea is based on Master Zhang's ongoing research into early Anxi oolong teas with a half-rolled / half strip-style shape, and a very meticulous turning and fluffing process that goes further than most modern tea would. In this experimental offering, he applies this research to the Tieguanyin varietal and provides enough roast for a deep, rich aroma. The result is a very well-balanced tea full of toasted sweetness, delicious complexity, and a juicy, lingering aftertaste.



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  • 5
    6-8
    208
    20 seconds
    10
    5
    6
    208
    6 seconds
    3
    5
    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

    5 g.6 ozuse 208° watersteep 6 seconds
    add 3 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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