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Produced By Master Zhang

Master Zhang’s family has tended the Tieguanyin of Daping Village for generations. His tea is fed by sweet mountain springs and grows on the cloud-enveloped peaks of Anxi.

Tasting Profile

  • VERY SPICY – yun, camphor, birch
  • VERY SPICY – cinnamon, allspice
  • SAVORY – pudding
  • FLORAL – vanilla
  • FRUITY – apple
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DATE OF PICKINGNovember 2018
Daping VillageAnxi, Fujian
Rou GuiTea Varietal

Master Zhang’s reserve designation is an almost impossible standard, requiring the perfect combination of high elevation rocky soil, cool stand-out weather during the growing season and on the picking and finishing days. Some years Master Zhang doesn’t designate a reserve or special grade for certain teas. It all depends on the final tea, which needs to satisfy a certain level of sweetness, a long lingering aftertaste, and thick balanced texture and evocative aroma. This precious first-ever reserve designation Rou Gui was hand finished using an ancient technique that Master Zhang has been researching that involves three times the usual turning and fluffing and a difficult half-rolled half-twisted shape. The result is a textural sensation with a deep intensity.

This tea is pre-packed in individual 5g packets for sizes under 100g.

Steeping Instructions


5 g.6-8
use 212° watersteep 30 secondsresteep many times
add 15-30 sec. each infusion


5 g.5  oz.use 212° watersteep 10 seconds
add 3 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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