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2023 Original Wulong Revival

2023 Original Wulong Revival

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Master Zhang’s unique masterpiece
Ben Shan varietal finished using ancient techniques between modern rolled style and Big Red Robe Style, painstakingly crafted to bring out notes of juniper, basil, pear, shortbread, and chrysanthemum.
Spring 2023 ♦ Greener Finish
Master Zhang’s unique masterpiece
Ben Shan varietal finished using ancient techniques between modern rolled style and Big Red Robe Style, painstakingly crafted to bring out notes of juniper, basil, pear, shortbread, and chrysanthemum.
Spring 2023 ♦ Greener Finish
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Crafted By Master Zhang

Environmentalist and award-winning craftsman, Master Zhang is committed to pioneering low-impact tea farming that replenished natural forests on his high elevation Anxi mountain plot.
 
Master Zhang devotes his energy to introducing rare varietals of tea to increase biodiversity and researching ancient finishing techniques to make rich, aromatic oolong unlike anything else in the world.
    • DATE OF PICKINGSpring 2023
    • Daping VillageAnxi, Fujian
    • ELEVATION1000 m
    • Ben ShanTea Varietal

    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 Zhang.

  • true
    80
    shortbread
    true
    40
    basil
    true
    80
    banana steam cake, pear
    true
    80
    vanilla, chrysanthemum
    true
    80
    juniper, nutmeg, cedar
    true
    creamy, cooling

    Tasting Profile

    • savory - shortbread
    • vegetal - basil
    • fruit - banana steam cake, pear
    • floral - vanilla, chrysanthemum
    • spice - juniper, nutmeg, cedar
    • texture - creamy, cooling


Master Zhang also recommends:

  • '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
    6-8
    212
    30 seconds
    15-30
    5
    5
    212
    10 seconds
    3
    5
    12
    212
    8 hours

    Steeping Instructions

    Western

    5 g.6-8
    oz.
    use 212° watersteep 30 secondsresteep many times
    add 15-30 sec. each infusion

    Gongfu

    5 g.5 ozuse 212° watersteep 10 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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