Verdant Tea

2018 Autumn Anxi Qilan

2018 Autumn Anxi Qilan

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Sourced By the Master Zhang

Master Zhang’s family has tended a variety of tea cultivars in Daping for generations. His tea is fed by sweet mountain springs and grows on the cloud-enveloped peaks of Anxi.
  • true
    85
    orchid, honey
    true
    65
    green bean
    true
    40
    limestone minerality

    Tasting Profile

    • floral - orchid, honey
    • vegetal - green bean
    • spice - limestone minerality
    • DATE OF PICKINGNovember 2018
    • Daping Village Anxi
    • ELEVATION1000 meters
    • QilanTea Varietal

    Qilan is an almost legendary varieties known across China for its luscious intense floral aromatics and lingering aftertaste. It has gained the most fame in Wuyishan finished as a dark roast strip-style oolong, but Master Zhang’s Anxi Qilan is a truly singular offering that expresses the unique terroir of high elevation Daping. This Qilan is grown on rocky soil to encourage deep roots that draw in sweet mountain spring water. Master Zhang adjusts his intensive fifteen hour finishing process based on the sun and humidity to preserve the deepest florals. Master Zhang has dialed in his turning and fluffing technique over forty years to offer this evocative rolled Qilan Oolong.


  • 'The process of making oolong is bringing the tea back and forth between withered and alive... the process of bringing it back from the brink eliminates bitterness and astringency.'

  • 5
    6-8
    208
    30 seconds
    10
    7
    6
    208
    10 seconds
    2
    5
    12
    room temp
    8 hours

    Steeping Instructions

    Western

    5 g.6-8
    oz.
    use 208° watersteep 30 secondsresteep many times
    add 10 sec. each infusion

    Gongfu

    7 g.6 ozuse 208° watersteep 10 seconds
    add 2 sec. per steeping
    enjoy many steepings

    Iced/Cold

    5 g.12
    oz.
    use room temp.° water refrigerate overnight
    8 hours hours
    add ice & enjoy

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