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Produced By Master Zhang

Master Zhang’s family has tended the oolong of Daping Village for generations. His tea is fed by sweet mountain springs and grows on the cloud-enveloped peaks of Anxi.

Tasting Profile

  • VERY SAVORY – creamy oat milk, cocoa nibs
  • VERY SPICY – rosewood, juniper
  • FRUITY – dried mango
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DATE OF PICKINGSpring 2003
Daping VillageAnxi, Fujian
ELEVATION1000
Mao XieTea Varietal

Mao Xie is arguably Daping Village’s most “classic” tea. Mao Xie is native to the area and grew on the mountains above Daping long before Tieguanyin was planted. Master Zhang’s labor-intensive traditional finish hearkens back to the style before the modern green oolong trend became popular and all Anxi teas were finished with at least a light roast and oxidation. Mao Xie translates to “hairy crab,” a reference to the appearance of the leaves. A classic traditional finish on Mao Xie brings out the iconic savory notes in the varietal and makes it taste almost pastry-like. Aging brings out the natural savory undertones of this varietal and deepens the aftertaste.

This tea is pre-packed in individual 5g packets for sizes under 100g.

Steeping Instructions

Western

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

Gongfu

7 g.6  oz.use 212° watersteep 10 seconds
add 3 sec. per steeping
enjoy many steepings

Iced/Cold

5 g.12
 oz.
use room temp. waterrefrigerate overnight
(8 to 12 hours)
add ice & enjoy

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