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2018 ZISUN | OLD CULTIVAR - O-FIVE RARE TEA BAR 2018 ZISUN | OLD CULTIVAR - O-FIVE RARE TEA BAR 2018 ZISUN | OLD CULTIVAR - O-FIVE RARE TEA BAR
2018 ZISUN | OLD CULTIVAR - O-FIVE RARE TEA BAR 2018 ZISUN | OLD CULTIVAR - O-FIVE RARE TEA BAR 2018 ZISUN | OLD CULTIVAR - O-FIVE RARE TEA BAR

2018 ZISUN | OLD CULTIVAR

$20.00

  • Tea Growers Notes: 
    Last winter was long and harsh, stressing the tea plants and decreasing the yield of this year’s harvest.  The early spring leaves from these old zisun trees (many of them in their 70’s) seemed to suffer the winter more than some of the other cultivars growing nearby; the yields were low and some leaves were marked by frost.  The winter also enhanced the sweetness of the tea leaves, yielding less grassy / more fruity notes than in previous years.
    Tea Bartender's Notes: 
    The day this tea landed, I drank it all day long; it’s a “happy tea”. There are notes of sweetness and nectarine; the infusion is light green; the leaves are remarkably in good shape considering the cold weather in Changxing. This tea may be the fruitiest, least grassy offering among our 2018 spring green teas.  
    Fun fact:  Zisun (purple bamboo) was the favourite cultivar of Lu Yu, China’s “tea saint”.  Thanks to that guy, Zisun was treasured as a “tribute tea” in the Tang Dynasty.

    Tea Info

    TYPE Green Tea
    ORIGIN Changxing, Zhejiang, China
    GPS
    31ºN 119.8ºE
    TASTING NOTES Sweetness | Nectarine
    GROWER Lilly Wenhua Zhang

    Brewing Guide

    ZISUN
    WATER 75ºC | 167ºF 240ml | 8oz
    TEA 1.5 tbsp| 4g
    STEEP 120 seconds | multiple steeps
    EQUIPMENT Gaiwan or glass teapot

    ABOUT THE GROWER

    Lilly Zhang’s farm is located in a beautiful valley hidden among forested mountains near Changxing, famous for the Zisun cultivar. Since the valley is protected by mountains, a micro-climate is created on this small farm, allowing tea plants to thrive.

    Pedro, Lily Wenhua, and Brian near Lily's tea field

    The bamboo forest near Lily's tea fields

    Temple in the mountains

    Grower on the map


  • Tea Bar Hours

    MON - SUN 10:00AM - 10:00PM
    HOLIDAYS: 10:00AM - 6:00PM

    Location

    2208 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver, BC
    1.604.558.0500

     

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