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2024 Spring Traditional Tieguanyin

2024 Spring Traditional Tieguanyin

This 2024 Spring harvest is available for pre-order! ETA: July 2024
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Old-school craft meets
Anxi’s classic oolong
Master Zhang’s old-school roast brings out incredible depth and complexity in classic true Tieguanyin varietal. Notes of hazelnut, pomegranate molasses, cardamom, violet and cooling, potent aftertaste.
Master Zhang’s old-school roast brings out incredible depth and complexity in classic true Tieguanyin varietal. Fresh Spring harvest coming soon + available to pre-order!
Spring 2024 ♦ Traditional Finish
ETA: July ♦ Traditional Finish
Old-school craft meets
Anxi’s classic oolong
Master Zhang’s old-school roast brings out incredible depth and complexity in classic true Tieguanyin varietal. Notes of hazelnut, pomegranate molasses, cardamom, violet and cooling, potent aftertaste.
Master Zhang’s old-school roast brings out incredible depth and complexity in classic true Tieguanyin varietal. Fresh Spring harvest coming soon + available to pre-order!
Spring 2024 ♦ Traditional Finish
ETA: July ♦ Traditional Finish
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SPRING 2024 PRE-ORDER

This 2024 spring pre-order tea has been picked and finished by Master Zhang in Daping, Anxi and is coming soon!

We expect to ship this tea to customers in July. Orders containing this pre-order tea will ship once all teas in the order have arrived in the US. 

Crafted by Master Zhang

Environmentalist and award-winning craftsman, Master Zhang is committed to pioneering low-impact tea farming that replenished natural forests on his high elevation Anxi mountain plot.
 
Master Zhang devotes his energy to introducing rare varietals of tea to increase biodiversity and researching ancient finishing techniques to make rich, aromatic oolong unlike anything else in the world.
    • DATE OF PICKINGMay 2024
    • Daping VillageAnxi, Fujian
    • ELEVATION1000 m
    • TieguanyinTea Varietal

    Master Zhang excels at finishing his traditional Tieguanyin. He works to bring out the florals and strengthen them, allowing the green quality of the tea to shine through while providing a sweet and nuanced counterbalance through delicate roasting. This is the tea that Master Zhang grew up with and his greatest passion. The mist shaded mountain air and sweet spring water make this true Tieguanyin varietal tea even more nuanced. 

  • true
    75
    brown sugar, hazelnut
    true
    65
    pomegranate molasses
    true
    80
    sage, pepper, cardamom
    true
    30
    violet
    true
    cooling, potent

    Tasting Profile

    • savory - brown sugar, hazelnut
    • fruit - pomegranate molasses
    • spice - sage, pepper, cardamom
    • floral - violet
    • texture - cooling, potent


Master Zhang also recommends:

  • 'The beauty of Master Zhang’s tieguanyin tea fields cannot be understated. We wandered his fields for hours, taking the smells, the sounds, the clean air and the sunshine. The precious micro-climate created by the peaks is an invaluable resource.'

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

    Steeping Instructions

    Western

    5 g.6-8
    oz.
    use 208° watersteep 20 secondsresteep many times
    add 10 sec. each infusion

    Gongfu

    5 g.6 ozuse 208° watersteep 10 seconds
    add 2 sec. per steeping
    enjoy many steepings

    Iced/Cold

    5 g.12
    oz.
    use room temp. waterrefrigerate overnight
    8 hours
    add ice & enjoy

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