Master Zhang’s family has tended the Tieguanyin of Daping Village for generations. His tea is fed by sweet mountain springs and grows on the cloud-enveloped peaks of Anxi.
Master Zhang is proud to be sharing true Tieguanyin varietal oolong, fed by mountain spring water and grown without pesticides or fertilizers under the high mountain mist. Most Tieguanyin sold is actually Benshan or other similar varietals which lack the long drawn out aftertaste of Tieguanyin. The biodiversity of Daping and the mountain soil lend intense complexity and depth of flavor to this tea.
Fresh picked spring Tieguanyin tea leaves
Spring Tieguanyin growing in the mist on the peaks above Daping Village
Wang Huimin, amazed by beautiful Tieguanyin tea leaves
Tieguanyin tea leaves and flowers
Some of Master Zhang's bushes are over 100 years old! The oldest on his land are actually Benshan varietal, but are no longer picked.
Master Zhang brews tea at his family home in Daping