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.
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.