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Produced By Dongsa Cooperative

The Qianjiazhai Dongsa Cooperative was established to be a steward to the oldest tea forest in the world, finishing every leaf using hand processing and stone-pressing techniques.

Tasting Profile

  • VERY SPICY – aloeswood, ced
  • VERY VEGETAL – wild forest
  • VERY FLORAL – vanilla, nag champa
  • FRUITY – schisandra, juniper
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DATE OF PICKING5/24/2015
QianjiazhaiMt. Ailao, Yunnan
ELEVATION2100
Qianjiazhai YeshengTea Varietal

This cake is an historic opportunity to experience true single origin tea. Every leaf in the cake comes from a single numbered wild tree over 1800 years old, hand-picked by Master Zhou and pressed into numbered hand editioned cakes. Tea from wild trees this old makes for a wild sparkling textural experience and a flavor full of incense, camphor and wild medicinal herbs. Only 100 cakes were pressed this year. Don't miss the opportunity to invest in something with unbelievable aging potential.

" Eighteen hundred years ago, China was under the Han Dynasty. Tea as a beverage hadn’t yet been discovered. Tea was being used as a medicine, but not until the Tang did tea become popular as a drink of its own. It was not until the Song that people developed a ceremony around tea, almost a thousand years after this tree sprouted. For us to steep its leaves feels like entering a very holy place, a place worthy of respect.... "

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  oz.use 205° watersteep 10 seconds
add 10-30 sec. per steeping
enjoy many steepings

Iced/Cold

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

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