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Yun Xiang Tieguanyin

Yun Xiang Tieguanyin

Sourced By the Master Zhang

Master Zhang’s family has tended the Tieguanyin of Daping Village for generations. His tea is fed by sweet mountain springs and grows on the cloud-enveloped peaks of Anxi.
  • true
    85
    toasted hazelnut, sweet bran
    true
    90
    cooling tingling yun, nutmeg, clove
    true
    55
    lotus, jasmine
    true
    45
    currant jam, caramelized apricot
    true
    45
    tulsi, eucalyptus

    Tasting Profile

    • savory - toasted hazelnut, sweet bran
    • spice - cooling tingling yun, nutmeg, clove
    • floral - lotus, jasmine
    • fruit - currant jam, caramelized apricot
    • vegetal - tulsi, eucalyptus
    • DATE OF PICKINGMay 2020
    • Daping Village Anxi
    • ELEVATION1000 M
    • TieguanyinTea Varietal

    Yun is a complex concept. While it can be literally translated as “charm," the yun of a tea is more than simple appeal – yun is what makes the tea powerful and lingering beyond the common concept of aftertaste. Only the finest teas have a perceptible quality that would be described by professional Chinese tasters as yun. While there is no complete agreement on how to put "yun" into words, we notice a light cooling sensation and a tingling almost electrical texture on teas that have yun. This feeling builds up with every sip, making subsequent steepings more and more commanding. Master Zhang creates this through careful charcoal roasting over several long sessions and many days, relying on his experience and senses to get the finish perfectly right.


  • 'Master Zhang calls these teas his little experiments, and this year-long work means he is always working to challenge himself, collaborate, learn and explore. These teas don’t make it to market, shared only within a close personal network of trusted friends. Out of all of his experiments this autumn, Master Zhang hand picked these five new teas to share with all of you'

  • 5
    6-8
    208
    20 seconds
    10
    5
    6
    208
    6 seconds
    3
    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 6 seconds
    add 3 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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