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2018 Hua Xiang Qing Xiang Tieguanyin

2018 Hua Xiang Qing Xiang Tieguanyin

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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
    80
    violet, rose, marigold
    true
    70
    watermelon, lychee, mango
    true
    50
    butter
    true
    45
    sweet grass
    true
    30
    fennel, coriander

    Tasting Profile

    • floral - violet, rose, marigold
    • fruit - watermelon, lychee, mango
    • savory - butter
    • vegetal - sweet grass
    • spice - fennel, coriander
    • DATE OF PICKINGSpring 2018
    • Daping Village Anxi
    • ELEVATION1000 M
    • TieguanyinTea Varietal

    Hua Xiang refers to the fact that Master Zhang picked and processed this Tieguanyin to bring out the most floral elements possible. Perfectly dialed-in hand turning and fluffing process help capture peak florals. A few movements too many or too few and the tea can go in a very different direction. "Qing Xiang" refers to the light oxidation and roast. Heat is only applied to this tea to stop oxidation and eliminate moisture, but not to change the flavor fundamentally. The result is a beautifully clean, sweet, and rich tea with potent florals. The juicy sweetness of this tea is a testament to the quality of the leaf and the skill of Master Zhang in his craft.


  • 'Master Zhang calls these teas his little experiments, and this year-long work means he is always working to challenge himself, collaborate, learn and explore. These teas don’t make it to market, shared only within a close personal network of trusted friends. Out of all of his experiments this autumn, Master Zhang hand picked these five new teas to share with all of you'

  • 5
    6-8
    208
    20 seconds
    10
    7
    6
    208
    6 seconds
    3
    4
    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

    7 g.6 ozuse 208° watersteep 6 seconds
    add 3 sec. per steeping
    enjoy many steepings

    Iced/Cold

    4 g.12
    oz.
    use room temp.° water refrigerate overnight
    8 hours hours
    add ice & enjoy

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