Verdant Tea

Dark Roast Xiao Ye Huang Dan

Dark Roast Xiao Ye Huang Dan

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Sourced By the Master Zhang

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.
  • true
    100
    kiwi, satsuma
    true
    65
    limestone minerality, mulled wine
    true
    65
    hazelnut
    true
    65
    marigold

    Tasting Profile

    • fruit - kiwi, satsuma
    • spice - limestone minerality, mulled wine
    • savory - hazelnut
    • floral - marigold
    • DATE OF PICKINGNovember 2018
    • Daping Village Anxi
    • ELEVATION1000 m
    • Xiao Ye Huang DanTea Varietal

    Xiao Ye Huang Dan has been cultivated in Anxi for hundreds of years, yet remains one of the rarer oolong cultivars, perhaps because its delicate floral and fruity aromas require expert hand-finishing to truly bring out. It is named for the distinctly yellow color of the leaves, and is grown in extremely small quantities in Daping Village by Master Zhang as part of his effort to preserving a biodiverse environment for tea. His expert deep roast manages to highlight the natural juicy fruit flavors of the tea while coaxing out a powerful sparkling minerality that gives this special varietal a strong identity of its own.


  • '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
    212
    30 seconds
    15-30
    5
    5
    212
    10 seconds
    3
    5
    12
    212
    8 hours

    Steeping Instructions

    Western

    5 g.6-8
    oz.
    use 212° watersteep 30 secondsresteep many times
    add 15-30 sec. each infusion

    Gongfu

    5 g.5 ozuse 212° watersteep 10 seconds
    add 3 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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