Verdant Tea

2018 Autumn Ben Shan

2018 Autumn Ben Shan

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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
    80
    cinnamon, minerality
    true
    60
    butter, oak
    true
    45
    licorice root
    true
    45
    pine needle

    Tasting Profile

    • spice - cinnamon, minerality
    • savory - butter, oak
    • spice - licorice root
    • vegetal - pine needle
    • DATE OF PICKINGNovember 2018
    • Daping Village Anxi
    • ELEVATION1000 meters
    • Ben ShanTea Varietal

    This autumn harvest of Ben Shan was finished as a green, modern oolong by Master Zhang. The varietal has a big, strong flavor that is full of all the fruit and sweet florals we love in Tieguanyin. Ben Shan is so rich that it is often sold as Tieguanyin or blended into Tieguanyin varietal to make Tieguanyin taste more like Tieguanyin. Some of the oldest tea bushes on Master Zhang's high mountain field are Benshan varietal, planted by his grandparents. Benshan leaves open more quickly in brewing than Tieguanyin, with the biggest, boldest flavors in the first 1-3 steepings.


  • 'Tea requires sky, earth, and people to come together as one... These flexible and organic things are hard to completely control. It takes a mutual agreement with the tea. You can't just demand it'

  • 5
    6-8
    208
    30 seconds
    10
    5
    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

    5 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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