Peach Fragrance –Tao Ren Xiang – is made from a single-farm tree grove. The cultivar's signature aromatics are preserved by its single-origin havest. Our teamaker. Mr. Lin Ze, has crafted to time-held traditions capturing Peach Fragrance's essence and moment of spring. For centuries, small farms have crafted Dan Congs in the spirit of “Tribute Teas”. Peach Fragrance offers aromatics and flavors that would please the Emperor.
This lot is handcrafted. Made by Mr. Lin Ze, who teaches school and farms tea with his family. We have purchased Mr. Lin Ze's teas for over 16 years. Each year, we inquire for 2-3 special lots, small in quantity, offering traditional, natural flavors. We felt this tear's offering of Peach Fragrance once again exemplified his skill in crafting a Dan Cong. Tea was harvested in April 2020.
The tea was grown on WuDong Shan, Chao Zhou County, Guangdong. Harvested from trees grown at a elevation of approximately 1200 meters. Tea was fired in 3 sessions using wood charcoal. Aged trees send roots deep into rich subterranean soils & spings to nourish growth; while a variable mountain climate slows growth, developing a denser & pungent leaf.
Initial flavor is clean, opening to notes of peach and almonds. 2nd steep, aroma is flowery, flavor piquant. As the tea steeps there is a very mild, intentional tension between flavor and pungency. Finish is divine!
It will steep multiple times as the leaves are dense & open slowly. For 8 ounces of water, use 3-4 grams of leaf (a tablespoon). Use boiling water and rinse the leaves briefly to awaken. Then steep the leaves briefly, about 1.5 minutes and taste. The first steep is known for aroma; in the second steep, leaves awaken to wonderful flavors. Steep the leaves 5-7 times.