Verdant Tea

2020 Spring Traditional Mao Xie

2020 Spring Traditional Mao Xie

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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
    90
    dried cherry
    true
    70
    pound cake, toast
    true
    40
    nutmeg
    true
    25
    violet

    Tasting Profile

    • fruit - dried cherry
    • savory - pound cake, toast
    • spice - nutmeg
    • floral - violet
    • DATE OF PICKINGMay 2020
    • Daping Village Anxi
    • 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.


  • '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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