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.
This tea originally premiered in the Sept. 2020 Tea of the Month Club box!
Ben Shan varietal has a big, strong flavor full of all the fruit and bright 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.
This tea is pre-packed in individual 5g packets for sizes under 100g.
This tea is pre-packed into individual 5 gram single serving sizes.
Some of Master Zhang's bushes are over 100 years old! The oldest on his land are actually Benshan varietal, but are not often picked.