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2023 Spring Traditional Mao Xie

2023 Spring Traditional Mao Xie

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Classic finishing meets
old-growth oolong
Native Mao Xie varietal’s deep, cooling undertones are brought to life with partial roast traditional finishing. Notes of honey graham, peony, and muscat grape.
Native Mao Xie varietal’s creamy, savory undertones are brought to life with partial roast traditional finishing. Fresh Spring harvest coming soon + available to pre-order!
Spring 2023 ♦ Traditional Finish
Classic finishing meets
old-growth oolong
Native Mao Xie varietal’s deep, cooling undertones are brought to life with partial roast traditional finishing. Notes of honey graham, peony, and muscat grape.
Native Mao Xie varietal’s creamy, savory undertones are brought to life with partial roast traditional finishing. Fresh Spring harvest coming soon + available to pre-order!
Spring 2023 ♦ Traditional Finish
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SPRING 2024 PRE-ORDER

This 2024 spring pre-order tea has been picked and finished by Master Zhang in Daping, Anxi and is coming soon!

We expect to ship this tea to customers in July. Orders containing this pre-order tea will ship once all teas in the order have arrived in the US. 

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 2023
    • Daping VillageAnxi, Fujian
    • ELEVATION1000 meters
    • Mao XieTea Varietal

    Daping is the birthplace of the Maoxie (Hairy Crab) varietal, and the village is proud of its heritage. Master Zhang is one of Daping's foremost craftsman of traditional Anxi oolong processing, and as it is his favorite way to finish his oolong teas, it only makes sense to show off the subtle and more savory finish of traditional roasting on this varietal. The darker traditional finish brings out unique sweetness that are hidden in a greener finish.

  • true
    80
    honey graham, toasted almond
    true
    75
    peony
    true
    70
    muscat grape
    true
    45
    nutmeg
    true
    deep, cooling, tingling

    Tasting Profile

    • savory - honey graham, toasted almond
    • floral - peony
    • fruit - muscat grape
    • spice - nutmeg
    • texture - deep, cooling, tingling

  • 'In his own words, Master Zhang describes the differences between different Anxi oolong tea varietals growing in his fields above Daping, Anxi. From Mao Xie and Tieguanyin to Mei Zhan, Qilan and Ben Shan, a wide variety of cultivars grow side-by-side'


Master Zhang also recommends

  • 5
    6-8
    208
    30 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 30 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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