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2021 Zun Sheng Pu'er

2021 Zun Sheng Pu'er

Available in 25g loose leaf bags and 100g or 250g cake pressings

Crafted by the Dongsa Cooperative

The Qianjiazhai Dongsa Cooperative was established to be a steward to the oldest tea forest in the world, finishing every leaf using hand processing and stone-pressing techniques.
  • true
    floral
    80
    peony
    true
    spice
    80
    coriander, galangal, sandalwood
    true
    fruit
    100
    muscat grape, aloe, apricot
    true
    vegetal
    50
    arugula, sugar snap peas, tulsi
    true
    savory
    50
    oat, rye
    true
    crisp, minerality, tingling

    Tasting Profile

    • floral - peony
    • spice - coriander, galangal, sandalwood
    • fruit - muscat grape, aloe, apricot
    • vegetal - arugula, sugar snap peas, tulsi
    • savory - oat, rye
    • texture - crisp, minerality, tingling
    • DATE OF PICKINGApril 2021
    • QianjiazhaiMt. Ailao, Yunnan
    • ELEVATION1800 m
    • Qianjiazhai AssamicaTea Varietal

    Crisp, fruity, floral, nuanced - the new 2021 harvest is here!
    This year's Zun harvest is offered both loose leaf (5g, 25g) and in two pressings:
    100g cakes and 250g Xiao Jin Gua.

    Zun, a designation chosen by the cooperative, means ‘reverence’ of the ancient Qianjiazhai tea trees themselves, an awareness of the human collaboration with a living tree that has existed for generations before us and hopefully will continue to exist for generations after us. The Zun series cakes use the first early spring growth from only the old-growth (500-1000 year) wild trees above the Li Family’s home high in the mountains, and accessible only on foot. The wild nature of this tea’s provenance come through as a flavor texture and aroma experience that is both reverent of its source, and worthy of reverence for its commanding beauty, full of honey and dried apricot with a hint of wild mountain tulsi, and intense textural depth.


  • 'A single eight hundred year old tree can yield up to three kilograms of finished dry leaf. The Dongsa Cooperative picks each of these trees and keeps their leaf material separate. The finished sheng pu’er maocha can either be sold as a single tree lot, blended with other 800 year trees for a single age statement pressing, or blended with 300-500 year leaves for Zun pressings.'

  • 4
    6-8
    205
    30 seconds
    15-30
    4
    6
    205
    10 seconds
    10-30
    4
    12
    room temp
    8 hours

    Steeping Instructions

    Western

    4 g.6-8
    oz.
    use 205° watersteep 30 secondsresteep many times
    add 15-30 sec. each infusion

    Gongfu

    4 g.6 ozuse 205° watersteep 10 seconds
    add 10-30 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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