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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 FLORAL – osmanthus, cotton candy
  • SAVORY – milk
  • A LITTLE FRUITY – pomelo
  • A LITTLE SPICY – juniper
  • A LITTLE VEGETAL – sweet grass
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DATE OF PICKINGAutumn 2018
Daping VillageAnxi, Fujian
ELEVATION1000 meters
Dan GuiTea Varietal

Dan Gui is one of the most intensely floral and deeply aromatic oolongs in the world. This relatively new varietal is named after osmanthus, since sipping this tea is like walking through an osmanthus garden. Of course, varietal alone never makes a fine tea. It is the rocky soil, and cool misty weather of Daping, and meticulous finishing techniques of Master Zhang that make this an elevated tea. Master Zhang manages an incredibly biodiverse tea garden, encouraging native wildlife for the health of the land and to bring more complexity to the tea. He uses an intense turning and fluffing process in finishing that needs to be adapted on the spot depending on the weather and the aroma, requiring deep experience to bring out the big florals that Dan Gui promises.

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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