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.
This Hua Xiang Qing Xiang Tieguanyin original premiered in the December 2016 Tea of the Month Club. "Hua Xiang" refers to the fact that Master Zhang picked and processed this Tieguanyin to bring out the most floral elements possible. Perfectly dialed-in hand turning and fluffing process help capture peak florals. A few movements too many or too few and the tea can go in a very different direction. "Qing Xiang" refers to the light oxidation and roast. Heat is only applied to this tea to stop oxidation and eliminate moisture, but not to change the flavor fundamentally. The result is a beautifully clean, sweet, and rich tea with potent florals. The juicy sweetness of this tea is a testament to the quality of the leaf and the skill of Master Zhang in his craft.
Master Zhang's tea fields on the peaks above Daping Village