Verdant Tea

2011 Xiao Jin Gua Sheng

2011 Xiao Jin Gua Sheng

CURRENTLY OUT OF STOCK

Sourced By the Dongsa Cooperative

The Zhenyuan Dongsa Cooperative was established to be a steward to the oldest tea forest in the world, finishing every leaf using hand processing and traditional techniques.
  • true
    90
    rum raisin
    true
    60
    oregano, sage, mint
    true
    40
    nutmeg, coriander
    true
    25
    wild honey

    Tasting Profile

    • fruit - rum raisin
    • vegetal - oregano, sage, mint
    • spice - nutmeg, coriander
    • floral - wild honey
    • DATE OF PICKINGOctober 2011
    • Qianjiazhai Mt. Ailao
    • ELEVATION2000
    • V. AssamicaTea Varietal

    This is one of Master Zhou's all time favorite teas. He kept ten and gave us the remaining thirty to share, as 2011 was a great year in Qianjiazhai, the Gu Hua harvest is his favorite for its rich full body and the Xiao Jin Gua pressing is much looser and more delicate which allows for even and fast aging. Already the tea is a beautiful red color, and full of the spice and nuance that five years has helped to build up. Extremely limited offering!


  • 'This Spring, we were lucky to return to Qianjiazhai to meet more of the talented people behind Qianjiazhai’s old tree pu’er and black tea. Through the cooperative, these families and individuals can work together the share resources and knowledge, teaching and learning from each other while protecting and acting as stewards over tea trees in the oldest tea forest in the world'

  • 4
    6-8
    205
    30 seconds
    15-30
    4
    6
    205
    10 seconds
    10-30
    4
    12
    room temp
    8 hours

    Steeping Instructions

    Western

    4 g.6-8
    oz.
    use 205° watersteep 30 secondsresteep many times
    add 15-30 sec. each infusion

    Gongfu

    4 g.6 ozuse 205° watersteep 10 seconds
    add 10-30 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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