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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

  • SPICY – cinnamon, minerality
  • VEGETAL – pine needle, matcha
  • FRUITY – fig, apple
  • A LITTLE SAVORY – malt
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DATE OF PICKINGNovember 2018
Daping VillageAnxi, Fujian
ELEVATION1000 meters
Rou GuiTea Varietal

Master Zhang's Rou Gui varietal bushes grow among Tieguanyin fields and wildflowers, and benefit from sweet mountain spring water. Rou Gui is famous for its rich cinnamon flavor, and it is a real treat to taste such strong, sweet steeping cinnamon notes in a green rolled Anxi oolong. In the last few years, Master Zhang has dedicated more of his time to experimenting with different mountain sites and finishing styles for Rou Gui, honing his process. We are excited to share the results of all his hard work. Rou Gui is gaining huge popularity in China because it is one of the most transparent varietals, really picking up the specific textures and aftertastes of its microclimate, so this is a great way to taste the perfect conditions that come together on Master Zhang’s high mountain plot.

Steeping Instructions

Western

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

Gongfu

7 g.6  oz.use 208° watersteep 10 seconds
add 2 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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