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Produced By Dongsa Cooperative

The Zhenyuan Dongsa Cooperative was established to be a steward to the oldest tea forest in the world, finishing every leaf using hand processing and traditional techniques.

Tasting Profile

  • VERY SPICY – cedar, anise, camphor
  • FRUITY – apricot, golden raisin
  • FLORAL – tulsi, vanilla
  • A LITTLE VEGETAL – basil
DATE OF PICKINGMarch 2010
QianjiazhaiMt. Ailao, Yunnan
ELEVATION2000
V. AssamicaTea Varietal

Qianjiazhai wild-picked tea from three to five hundred year trees grows immensely in complexity and flavor after only a month from picking, so it is a real treat for Master Zhou to re-release this ten year old cake from his personal archives as a demonstration of how thick the apricot fruit and woody spice become over the years as it grows towards aged musty complexity. The careful hand processing and pristine biodiversity of the region make this an incredible tea, and a great window into how Qianjiazhai's younger cakes will age.

Over the course of aging, these 357g pressings have picked up minor scratches or tears on their outer wrapper.

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" This Spring, we were lucky to return to Qianjiazhai to meet more of the talented people behind Qianjiazhai’s old tree pu’er and black tea. Through the cooperative, these families and individuals can work together the share resources and knowledge, teaching and learning from each other while protecting and acting as stewards over tea trees in the oldest tea forest in the world... "

Steeping Instructions

Western

4 g.6-8
oz.
use 205° watersteep 30 secondsresteep many times
add 15-30 sec. each infusion

Gongfu

4 g.6  oz.use 205° watersteep 10 seconds
add 10-30 sec. per steeping
enjoy many steepings

Iced/Cold

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

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