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Produced By Dongsa Cooperative

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

Tasting Profile

  • VERY SPICY – aloeswood, rosewood
  • VERY SAVORY – lotus steamed rice
  • VERY SPICY – camphor, juniper, minerality
  • FLORAL – orchid
  • FRUITY – neroli, apricot
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QianjiazhaiMt. Ailao, Yunnan
Qianjiazhai AssamicaTea Varietal

Located at 24°16'13.6"N and 101°12'19.6"E, we selected this approximately 1300 year old tree with Master Zhou for its beautiful microclimate. For this 2016 Single Tree pressing, every leaf was hand picked & gently sun dried before being hand pressed by Master Zhou in a custom carved stone mold. This is a chance to taste tea from one of the oldest trees in the Mt Ailao National Forest Preserve. This true single origin tea has a sparkling texture and incense aroma for wonderful aging potential.

" This year, Master Zhou introduced us to another beautiful ancient tea tree with its own unique micro climate and distinctive flavor and aroma. The tree can be found at 24°16’13.6″N 101°12’19.6″E, at just over 2000 meters. The cooperative was kind enough to set aside the entire harvest of 2016 for us... "

Steeping Instructions


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


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


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

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