Produced by Master Zhang
At his workshop and family home in the peaks above Daping, Anxi, Master Zhang is constantly working on new projects, setting aside small parts of his harvests all year long each season to finish in small batches. While these harvests are often kept aside for Master Zhang to drink himself or age, he works each season to share these with friends and peers, colleagues and fellow tea masters in Anxi, Taiwan, Guangzhou and beyond.
Master Zhang calls these teas his little experiments, and this year-long work means he is always working to challenge himself, collaborate, learn and explore. These experiments usually do not make it to market without a special request or commission, and are generally never shared outside of Mater Zhang’s close personal network of trusted friends. The six teas in this tasting kit were hand picked by Master Zhang to share from his Autumn 2016 experiments, contrasted with his classic Tieguanyin oolongs.
Each tea is created with the same varietal (Tieguanyin), and taken together, the teas are a bold statement on the role of the tea master – the craftsman – and their responsibility to bring out the best in every tea.