The Zhenyuan Dongsa Cooperative was established to be a steward to the oldest tea forest in the world, finishing every leaf using hand processing and traditional techniques.o.
tatami, nutmeg, birch
savory - molasses
fruit - juniper
spice - tatami, nutmeg, birch
DATE OF PICKINGSpring 2014
QianjiazhaiMt. Ailao, Yunnan
V. AssamicaTea Varietal
Master Zhou works with his students in the Qianjiazhai Dongsa Cooperative to start introducing shu pu’er fermentation and crafting techniques more widely across the mountain. This stunningly clean, rich and foresty example is crafted from pre-Qingming harvest maocha picked from one hundred to five hundred year trees, and wrapped in bamboo leaf cut fresh from the native bamboo growing across the mountainside. After only two years of aging, it displays the clean rich complexity normally only seen on shu pu’er a decade old or older.
'For Chinese New Year, Wang Yanxin resolved to go through her entire collection and pick out teas to release after years of aging. She is offering this tea at the same price she acquired it for, adding markup for neither age nor storage. This makes this tea a fantastic deal. Her early support in the founding years of Longyuanhao make her invested in the workshop's success like she is in her very own Yu Lu Yan Cha.'
4 g.8 oz.use 212° watersteep 60 secondsresteep many times add 30-40 sec. each infusion
4 g.5 ozuse 212° watersteep 20 seconds add 10-15 sec. per steepingenjoy many steepings