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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 FRUITY – blueberry jam on toast
  • SAVORY – salted sweet cream butter
  • FLORAL – osmanthus honey
  • VERY SPICY – candied ginger
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DATE OF PICKINGSpring 2020
Daping VillageAnxi, Fujian
ELEVATION1000 meters
Ben ShanTea Varietal

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.

Steeping Instructions

Western

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

Gongfu

5 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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