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Hand Fired Black + Tea Flower Cake

Hand Fired Black + Tea Flower Cake

$32.00
(100g cake)
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Wild Yunnan Golden Buds
with Tea Flowers
The Dongsa-Cooperative's only wok-fired tea is inspired by classic Yunnan Golden Buds. This wild-picked black tea is mixed with aromatic tea flowers for notes of lavender, blackberry and toffee.
April / August 2022 ♦ Mt. Ailao, Yunnan
Wild Yunnan Golden Buds
with Tea Flowers
The Dongsa-Cooperative's only wok-fired tea is inspired by classic Yunnan Golden Buds. This wild-picked black tea is mixed with aromatic tea flowers for notes of lavender, blackberry and toffee.
April / August 2022 ♦ Mt. Ailao, Yunnan
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Crafted by the Dongsa Cooperative

True zero-intervention wild tea, foraged from ancient tea forests in one of the most remote tea growing regions in the world.
 
The Dongsa Cooperative was founded to promote responsible stewardship of these tea forests and pass on old-school pu’er hand-crafting techniques that yield incredibly complex tea.
    • DATE OF PICKINGApril / August 2022
    • QianjiazhaiMt. Ailao, Yunnan
    • ELEVATION2140 m
    • Qianjiazhai AssamicaTea Varietal

    This is the first time the Dongsa Cooperative has blended their hand fired Yunnan Golden Buds black tea with wild tea flowers foraged from ancient tea trees. The rich, malty, spice flavor that classic wok-firing brings this black tea is a beautiful contrast that brings out the tea flowers’ spice and sweetness. The tea is picked from trees in the Ailao National Forest between 100 and up to a thousand years old, fired in tiny batches and oxidized in the Yunnan Sun to bring out intense complexity. Pressing the tea in a cake helps the tea flowers come together with the tea and prepares the cake for long term aging.

  • true
    95
    toffee, toasted barley
    true
    60
    lavender, rose
    true
    75
    cinnamon, rosemary
    true
    80
    blackberry, bergamot
    false
    true
    juicy, deep, toasty

    Tasting Profile

    • savory - toffee, toasted barley
    • floral - lavender, rose
    • spice - cinnamon, rosemary
    • fruit - blackberry, bergamot
    • texture - juicy, deep, toasty


the Dongsa Cooperative also recommends:

  • 'Mr. Deng got in touch with old classmates and raised enough money to build his own workshop, inviting friends and neighbors from his home town to pick tea when they weren’t picking walnuts. He passes on his knowledge and offers a generous price to anyone who can help him pick tea, remembering his own hardship as he got started as a wild forager. He officially joined the Dongsa Farmer’s Cooperative five years ago, and his craftsmanship has been getting better every year under Mr. Zhou’s watchful eye'

  • 4
    6-8
    208
    20 seconds
    10
    5
    6
    208
    6 seconds
    3
    4
    12
    room temp
    8 hours

    Steeping Instructions

    Western

    4 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

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

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