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2020 Anxi Ruan Zhi

2020 Anxi Ruan Zhi

Sourced By the 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.
  • true
    65
    dried mint leaf
    true
    65
    dates, persimmon
    true
    65
    nutmeg, Sansho
    true
    65
    salted rye bread

    Tasting Profile

    • vegetal - dried mint leaf
    • fruit - dates, persimmon
    • spice - nutmeg, Sansho
    • savory - salted rye bread
    • DATE OF PICKINGSpring 2020
    • Daping Village Anxi
    • ELEVATION1000 meters
    • Ruan ZhiTea Varietal

    This tea originally premiered in the Sept. 2020 Tea of the Month Club box! Ruan Zhi or "Soft Stem" is sometimes better known as "Qing Xin" varietal, used in Taiwan to produce Dong Ding and Baozhong and in Thailand for Doi Mai Salong. The traditional processing truly emphasizes the connection between Anxi and Taiwan tea craft. Any Taiwanese tea afficionado will be impressed by the intense bready sweet notes and deep florals this Anxi Ruan Zhi offers.


  • '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'

  • 5
    6-8
    208
    30 seconds
    10
    5
    4-5
    208
    10 seconds
    2
    5
    12
    room temp
    8 hours

    Steeping Instructions

    Western

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

    Gongfu

    5 g.4-5 ozuse 208° watersteep 10 seconds
    add 2 sec. per steeping
    enjoy many steepings

    Iced/Cold

    5 g.12
    oz.
    use room temp.° water refrigerate overnight
    8 hours hours
    add ice & enjoy

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