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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, wild-foraging and hand-finishing every leaf using traditional craft.

Tasting Profile

  • VERY FRUITY – longan
  • SPICY – peppercorn, cinnamon
  • SAVORY – graham
  • VEGETAL – butter lettuce
QianjiazhaiMt. Ailao, Yunnan
Camellia CrassicolumnaBotanical Name

This tea is picked from the early spring leaves and tender buds of the Camellia Crassicolumna tree, a close relative of the tea plant native to Qianjiazhai. Crassicolumna is naturally caffeine-free and high in antioxidants. The Dongsa Cooperative slowly sun-dries the tiny harvest of Crassicolumna sheng and finishes it like their tradtional sheng pu'er. Wild Crassicolumna is a rare and threatened species. This tea is sustainably harvested from cultivated trees grown from wild tree cuttings.

" The flavor was much more savory with sweet miso notes, sesame, and grape leaf. As the tea steeped out over many steepings, we tasted wild clover and honey. When pushed for long steepings, the tea became more funky and tropical with sugarcane and the sort of sweet potato flavor you might get in Rum Agricole... "

Steeping Instructions


5 g.6-8
use 205° watersteep 20 secondsresteep many times
add 10 sec. each infusion


5 g.6  oz.use 205° watersteep 8 seconds
add 4 sec. per steeping
enjoy many steepings


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

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