Master Zhang’s family has tended the Tieguanyin of Daping Village for generations. His tea is fed by sweet mountain springs and grows on the cloud-enveloped peaks of Anxi.
sweet cream, shortbread
redwood, cardamom, minerality
chinotto citrus peel
savory - sweet cream, shortbread
vegetal - tulsi, sweetgrass
spice - redwood, cardamom, minerality
fruit - chinotto citrus peel
floral - honey saffron
DATE OF PICKINGOctober 2020
Daping VillageAnxi, Fujian
Master Zhang has worked for over four decades continuing his family's craft growing true Tieguanyin varietal tea high above Daping village in Anxi. He is working to bring back the original habitat of the region by clearing mountainsides and planting trees, bringing back wildlife and biodiversity, for better tea and a better future. He has won awards across China and has been recognized as one of the leading teachers and craftsman in Anxi for his unique approach to grading teas and processing for flavor. Instead of grading solely by elevation or tree age, Master Zhang holds the "Reserve" designation for the few teas that meet his strict criteria of lingering intensive aftertaste, pervasive sweetness, and thick creamy body. This means that only the leaves whose weather, position in the field and processing come together perfectly can be offered as Master Zhang's reserve. This reserve grade Tieguanyin was hand-picked and hand finished with an exhaustive fluffing and turning process to bring out deep intense aromatics and creamy texture.
'Daping’s natural mountain springs, perfect soil, and cool climate make it a paradise for tea. Master Zhang and his family have been growing in the mountaintops above Daping Village for as many generations back as they can trace.'
5 g.6-8 oz.use 208° watersteep 20 secondsresteep many times add 10 sec. each infusion
7 g.6 ozuse 208° watersteep 6 seconds add 3 sec. per steepingenjoy many steepings