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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, wild-foraging and hand-finishing every leaf using traditional craft.

Tasting Profile

  • VEGETAL – soybean, pine
  • SPICY – allspice, mint
  • SAVORY – sweet corn
  • A LITTLE FRUITY – orange zest, apricot
  • A LITTLE FLORAL – jasmine
DATE OF PICKINGApril / September 2019
QianjiazhaiMt. Ailao, Yunnan
ELEVATION2140 m
Qianjiazhai AssamicaTea Varietal

The Harmony Series debuted in 2016 as a collaboration between Master Zhou and the Li Family in Qianjiazhai to select tea from a wide range of trees to get a cross section of flavor texture and aroma that they feel most defines the region. This 2019 pressing blends Gu Hua harvest picking from trees between one hundred and three hundred years of age with older five hundred to a thousand year trees. Still bright and full of young life, this large format 250g pressing is a unique opportunity to taste the best of everything Qianjiazhai has to offer.

" Three hundred to five hundred year old trees can yield only a kilogram or two at most, and are picked only once a year to encourage further growth for future generations. The flavor of trees at this age picks up more thick woody, foresty notes to balance the fruit and florals, and the brewed liquor is more translucent and golden...... "

Steeping Instructions

Western

4 g.6-8
oz.
use 208° watersteep 20 secondsresteep many times
add 10 sec. each infusion

Gongfu

5 g.6  oz.use 208° watersteep 6 seconds
add 3 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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