This 2021 spring pre-order tea has already been picked by Master Zhang in Daping. Anxi.
We expect to ship this tea to customers starting the week of June 21st. Orders containing this pre-order tea will ship once these teas have arrived in the US.
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.
juniper, sage, pepper
wild eucalyptus honey
sparkling, deep, lingering
spice - juniper, sage, pepper
floral - wild eucalyptus honey
fruit - pomegranate
savory - buckwheat bread
texture - sparkling, deep, lingering
DATE OF PICKINGEarly May, 2021
Daping VillageAnxi, Fujian
Ben ShanTea Varietal
This fresh 2021 spring harvest is in stock and shipping now!
Master Zhang is a true innovator. He doesn’t make tea to follow trends. He experiments and takes risks to make tea better for the generations to come. This Original Wulong Revival uses the older Ben Shan varietal leaf and undergoes three times more careful hand turning and fluffing than modern Anxi oolong. For finishing, it is loosely rolled in the oldest style of oolong making that is half strip style and half ball, with many of the leaves more strip-style than rolled. Master Zhang describes the shape as a dragonfly. This hand processing and shaping yields a different tea- a genre of its own outside of Wuyi style, Guangdong style or Anxi style. The light roast is rewarding and brings out a unique savory sweet complexity we don’t see in other teas from Master Zhangl over the years, this tea has grown to be one of our very favorites!
Master Zhang's work has won awards at conferences in Fujian and Guangdong for his incredible craft in traditional Tieguanyin finishing. This spring, w[...]
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'Wild flowers grow freely among natural flora and established tea hedges. The constant flowering works double duty – attracting insects away from the growing tea leaves while infusing the growing plants with their complex aroma.'
5 g.6-8 oz.use 212° watersteep 30 secondsresteep many times add 15-30 sec. each infusion
5 g.5 ozuse 212° watersteep 10 seconds add 3 sec. per steepingenjoy many steepings