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Produced By Master Zhang

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

Tasting Profile

  • VERY FRUITY – dried cherry
  • SAVORY – pound cake, toast
  • SPICY – nutmeg
  • A LITTLE FLORAL – violet
Click to watchMaster Zhang's tea fields on the peaks above Daping Village
Daping VillageAnxi, Fujian
ELEVATION1000 meters
Mao XieTea Varietal

Daping is the birthplace of the Maoxie (Hairy Crab) varietal, and the village is proud of its heritage. Master Zhang is one of Daping's foremost craftsman of traditional Anxi oolong processing, and as it is his favorite way to finish his oolong teas, it only makes sense to show off the subtle and more savory finish of traditional roasting on this varietal. The traditional finish on the 2019 harvest is darker than the classic Mao Xie harvest, and this brings out unique sweetness that are hidden in a greener finish.

Master Zhang also recommends

" In his own words, Master Zhang describes the differences between different Anxi oolong tea varietals growing in his fields above Daping, Anxi. From Mao Xie and Tieguanyin to Mei Zhan, Qilan and Ben Shan, a wide variety of cultivars grow side-by-side... "

Steeping Instructions


5 g.6-8
use 208° watersteep 30 secondsresteep many times
add 10 sec. each infusion


5 g.4-5  oz.use 208° watersteep 10 seconds
add 2 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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