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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 – pine, palo santo
  • VEGETAL – oregano, sage
  • FRUITY – apple
  • A LITTLE SAVORY – lotus leaf, burdock
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DATE OF PICKING4/16/15
QianjiazhaiMt. Ailao, Yunnan
ELEVATION2100
Qianjiazhai YeshengTea Varietal

This tea is wild picked by Master Zhou in the oldest tea forest in the world. The leaves in this cake are from trees between three hundred and five hundred years old whose roots draw nutrients deep from the soil. The leaves are hand finished and stone pressed using traditional carved molds. The biodiversity of Qianjiazhai gives immense complexity to the flavor of this tea.

view across the valley from the cooperative's workshop
" We’ve gained an entirely new perspective on pu’er. Normally we think of aging the leaves as the main factor in influencing flavor, but age can also come from the maturity of the tea plant itself. ... "

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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