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2022 Spring Reserve Traditional Tieguanyin

2022 Spring Reserve Traditional Tieguanyin

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Old-School Competition-Level Tieguanyin
Master Zhang’s traditional partly-roasted finish brings out staggering depth, and a cooling, tingling aftertaste in this reserve-level oolong. Notes of peony, baked apple, ginger, and toasted oat.
Spring 2022 ♦ Partly-roasted Finish
Old-School Competition-Level Tieguanyin
Master Zhang’s traditional partly-roasted finish brings out staggering depth, and a cooling, tingling aftertaste in this reserve-level oolong. Notes of peony, baked apple, ginger, and toasted oat.
Spring 2022 ♦ Partly-roasted Finish
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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 PICKINGMay 2021
    • Daping VillageAnxi, Fujian
    • ELEVATION1060 m
    • TieguanyinTea Varietal

    Master Zhang's work has won awards at conferences in Fujian and Guangdong for his incredible craft in traditional Tieguanyin finishing. This spring, we are excited to once again offer his reserve harvest with a traditional finish, undoubtedly Master Zhang's favorite tea to make and share with friends. Master Zhang's award-winning technique brings out the deep fruit and dark florals that don't have a chance to shine in greener, more modern finishes. Instead of simply designating his higher elevation teas as "Reserve," Master Zhang holds back this title to only the very few pickings that meet his criteria of intense aroma, lingering pervasive aftertaste, rich deep florals, light cooling sensations, and creamy texture. The conditions while picking and processing only rarely come together to facilitate a tea that hits every thing for which Master Zhang strives.

  • true
    80
    toasted oat
    true
    80
    peony, rose, vanilla
    true
    50
    baked apple
    true
    65
    pepper, young ginger
    true
    soft minerality, tingling yun

    Tasting Profile

    • savory - toasted oat
    • floral - peony, rose, vanilla
    • fruit - baked apple
    • spice - pepper, young ginger
    • texture - soft minerality, tingling yun

  • 'The beauty of Master Zhang’s tieguanyin tea fields cannot be understated. We wandered his fields for hours, taking the smells, the sounds, the clean air and the sunshine. The precious micro-climate created by the peaks is an invaluable resource.'


Master Zhang also recommends

  • 5
    6-8
    208
    20 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 20 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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