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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 SAVORY – buttered toast, malted barley
  • FRUITY – crisp pear
  • FLORAL – geranium, jasmine
  • SPICY – eucalyptus, cinnamon
Click to watchMaster Zhang's tea fields on the peaks above Daping Village
Daping VillageAnxi, Fujian
ELEVATION1000 meters
Mao XieTea Varietal

Mao Xie, or Hairy Crab, is the native cultivar to Daping. The village is extremely proud to be a birthplace of Maoxie varietal, and Master Zhang is excited to share this tea. Grown without pesticides and nourished with natural canola flowers for fertilizer, this tea is uniquely savory and creamy in a way that Tieguanyin cannot be. By growing Mao Xie alongside Tieguanyin, Qilan, Rou Gui and other varietals, Master Zhang can achieve a more biodiverse tea garden yielding healthier plants and better flavor quality. This year's classic Mao Xie has a light traditional finish, bringing our the buttery-sweet-savory qualities of the leaves.

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

Master Zhang also recommends

" Tasting this Maoxie reminded us more of Master Zhang’s traditional Tieguanyin partial roast technique, as the savory elements were much richer. Anyone who like traditional Tieguanyin would be fascinated by Daping’s native tea, the Maoxie varietal.... "

Steeping Instructions


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


5 g.5  oz.use 208° watersteep 10 seconds
add 2 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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