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Produced By Master Zhang

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

Tasting Profile

  • VERY SPICY – cinnamon, minerality
  • SAVORY – butter, oak
  • SPICY – licorice root
  • VEGETAL – pine needle
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DATE OF PICKINGNovember 2018
Daping VillageAnxi, Fujian
ELEVATION1000 meters
Ben ShanTea Varietal

This autumn harvest of Ben Shan was finished as a green, modern oolong by Master Zhang. The varietal has a big, strong flavor that is full of all the fruit and sweet florals we love in Tieguanyin. Ben Shan is so rich that it is often sold as Tieguanyin or blended into Tieguanyin varietal to make Tieguanyin taste more like Tieguanyin. Some of the oldest tea bushes on Master Zhang's high mountain field are Benshan varietal, planted by his grandparents. Benshan leaves open more quickly in brewing than Tieguanyin, with the biggest, boldest flavors in the first 1-3 steepings.

Steeping Instructions


5 g.6-8
use 208° watersteep 30 secondsresteep many times
add 10 sec. each infusion


5 g.6  oz.use 208° watersteep 10 seconds
add 2 sec. per steeping
enjoy many steepings


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

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