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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

  • SPICY – nutmeg, cedar, sage
  • FLORAL – tulsi, jasmine
  • A LITTLE FRUITY – lemongrass
DATE OF PICKINGAutumn 2014
QianjiazhaiMt. Ailao, Yunnan
ELEVATION2000
V. AssamicaTea Varietal

The Dongsa Cooperative wild-picked this tea in the remote mountains of Ailao from one hundred to three hundred year old trees in the autumn, and carefully sun dried the Maocha to lock in the fruity sweet aroma. The early autumn Gu Hua harvest is Master Zhou's favorite of the year for its rich tulsi-like herbaceous flavor that makes it perfect for aging. The biodiversity of the region gives this already 6yr aged cake a complexity and sweetness beyond its years.

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

" 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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