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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 FRUITY – lychee, grape, plantain
  • SPICY – sandalwood, spruce
  • A LITTLE VEGETAL – pumpkin
Click to watchGiant leaves of Qianjiazhai's wild tea trees
QianjiazhaiMt. Ailao, Yunnan
Qianjiazhai YeshengTea Varietal

Master Zhou takes the utmost care to “let the leaves speak,” pressing each batch of leaves differently to bring out their best, either as a looseleaf sheng, a black tea or a pressed cake or brick of tea. This brick of tea is wild-picked in the oldest tea forest in the world, deep in the Mt Ailao national forest preserve. The leaves picked are from three to five hundred year old trees whose roots draw more nuance and complexity from the soil. This tea is stone pressed and bamboo wrapped.

" 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


4 g.6-8
use 205° watersteep 18 secondsresteep many times
add 8 sec. each infusion


5 g.6  oz.use 205° watersteep 6 seconds
add 3 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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