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Produced By Master Zhang

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.

Tasting Profile

  • VERY FLORAL – violet, vanilla
  • FRUITY – juicy lychee, dried strawberry
  • SAVORY – cream, toasted almond
  • A LITTLE SPICY – monksfruit, rosemary
DATE OF PICKINGNovember 2018
Daping VillageAnxi, Fujian
Jin Suo ShiTea Varietal

Jin Suo Shi or "Golden Key" has been cultivated in Wuyishan on a small scale for almost one hundred years. In the last few decades Jin Suo Shi has been the subject of substantial research for its natural cold and drought resistance. Master Zhang cultivates a small grove of Jin Suo Shi, planted from seedlings picked up during his years of research on Wuyishan's growing and finishing techniques. The terroir of Daping and Master Zhang’s expert finishing bring out deep juicy lychee and strawberry notes in this uncommon cultivar, along with a building intense sweetness.

This tea is pre-packed in individual 5g packets for sizes under 100g.

Steeping Instructions


5 g.6-8
use 212° watersteep 30 secondsresteep many times
add 15-30 sec. each infusion


5 g.5  oz.use 212° watersteep 10 seconds
add 3 sec. per steeping
enjoy many steepings


5 g.12
use room temp. waterrefrigerate overnight
(8 to 12 hours)
add ice & enjoy

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