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2020 Zhu Rong

2020 Zhu Rong

Sourced By the Wang Yanxin

Wang Yanxin is a fierce advocate for small family farming, working with her farmer friends to develop entirely new kinds of tea and help them establish cooperatives
  • true
    80
    brown sugar, toasted barley, steamed bun
    true
    70
    ginger, cinnamon, star anise
    true
    40
    dried orange peel
    true
    25
    vanilla

    Tasting Profile

    • savory - brown sugar, toasted barley, steamed bun
    • spice - ginger, cinnamon, star anise
    • fruit - dried orange peel
    • floral - vanilla
    • DATE OF PICKINGMay 4, 2020
    • Lincang Region Yunnan Province
    • ELEVATION2000
    • Fengqing Da YeTea Varietal

    Lady Zhu Rong was a legendary dagger-wielding warrior-queen of Yunnan descended from a god of fire. The toasty-savory spice and sweet, creamy boxy of this Yunnan black tea evoke the kingdom of Dian, an independent state before it was conquered by China and renamed Yunnan. Dian Hong is a relatively new kind of tea introduced in the 80's that has recently taken China by storm for its full body and depth of flavor that comes from its signature downy buds. While budset black teas from Fujian tend to be very crisp, Yunnan golden bud harvests like this Zhu Rong are much bigger and creamier.


  • 'Pay more attention to a tea’s specific effect on your body than to the stated caffeine content. A tea might be very high in caffeine, but also high in EGCG and L-theanine, which in the end may contribute to a more calming effect than a stimulant effect. Predicting the exact effect a tea is going to have becomes more complex task than measuring caffeine.'

  • 4
    6-8
    205
    30 seconds
    10
    4
    6
    205
    8 seconds
    5
    4
    12
    room temp
    8 hours

    Steeping Instructions

    Western

    4 g.6-8
    oz.
    use 205° watersteep 30 secondsresteep many times
    add 10 sec. each infusion

    Gongfu

    4 g.6 ozuse 205° watersteep 8 seconds
    add 5 sec. per steeping
    enjoy many steepings

    Iced/Cold

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

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