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2024 Spring Anxi Ruan Zhi

2024 Spring Anxi Ruan Zhi

This 2024 Spring harvest is available for pre-order! ETA: July 2024
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Taiwan’s famous varietal
traditionally finished
Ruan Zhi, also known as Qing Xin, is given a partly roasted and oxidized traditional finish for deep notes of oatcakes, cinnamon, marigold and grilled fig.
Ruan Zhi, also known as Qing Xin, is given a partly roasted and oxidized traditional finish. Fresh Spring harvest coming soon + available to pre-order!
Spring 2024 ♦ Anxi, Daping
ETA: July ♦ Traditional Finish
Taiwan’s famous varietal
traditionally finished
Ruan Zhi, also known as Qing Xin, is given a partly roasted and oxidized traditional finish for deep notes of oatcakes, cinnamon, marigold and grilled fig.
Ruan Zhi, also known as Qing Xin, is given a partly roasted and oxidized traditional finish. Fresh Spring harvest coming soon + available to pre-order!
Spring 2024 ♦ Anxi, Daping
ETA: July ♦ Traditional Finish
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SPRING 2024 PRE-ORDER

This 2024 spring pre-order tea has been picked and finished by Master Zhang in Daping, Anxi and is arriving now!

We expect to ship this tea to customers in July. Orders containing this pre-order tea will ship once all teas in the order have arrived in the US. 

This 2024 spring pre-order tea has is arriving now + shipping ASAP!

Crafted by Master Zhang

Environmentalist and award-winning craftsman, Master Zhang is committed to pioneering low-impact tea farming that replenished natural forests on his high elevation Anxi mountain plot.
 
Master Zhang devotes his energy to introducing rare varietals of tea to increase biodiversity and researching ancient finishing techniques to make rich, aromatic oolong unlike anything else in the world.
    • DATE OF PICKINGSpring 2024
    • Daping VillageAnxi, Fujian
    • ELEVATION1000 meters
    • Ruan ZhiTea Varietal

    Ruan Zhi or "Soft Stem" is sometimes better known as "Qing Xin" varietal, used in Taiwan to produce Dong Ding and Baozhong and in Thailand for Doi Mai Salong. The traditional processing truly emphasizes the connection between Anxi and Taiwan tea craft. Any Taiwanese tea afficionado will be impressed by the bready sweet notes and deep florals this Anxi Ruan Zhi offers.

  • true
    80
    cinnamon
    true
    90
    grilled fig
    true
    60
    oatcakes
    true
    45
    marigold
    true
    40
    fresh mint
    true
    toasty, thick

    Tasting Profile

    • spice - cinnamon
    • fruit - grilled fig
    • savory - oatcakes
    • floral - marigold
    • vegetal - fresh mint
    • texture - toasty, thick


Master Zhang also recommends:

  • 'In his own words, Master Zhang describes the differences between different Anxi oolong tea varietals growing in his fields above Daping, Anxi. From Mao Xie and Tieguanyin to Mei Zhan, Qilan and Ben Shan, a wide variety of cultivars grow side-by-side'

  • 5
    6-8
    208
    30 seconds
    10
    5
    4-5
    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.4-5 ozuse 208° watersteep 10 seconds
    add 2 sec. per steeping
    enjoy many steepings

    Iced/Cold

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

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