This tea is farmed organically in a beautiful valley between two forested mountains. The heirloom cultivar was reportedly used by Lu Yu (陸羽), China's celebrated 'Tea Sage' since the Tang Dynasty.
Zhang Wen Hua's tea brings smiles to the O5 team every year. This batch of Zisun is no different. In a warm gaiwan, the dry leaves yield a beautiful aroma of celery with hints of lime peel. The brew is naturally sweet, with the texture of soybean. After drinking your tea and allowing your cup to dry, a beautiful aroma of apple remains.
Changxing, Zhejiang, China
Celery, hints of lime... and apple in your cup
75℃ | 120 ml
90 seconds | multiple steeps
ABOUT THE GROWER
Zhang Wen Hua has been a generous friend and teacher over 11 years. The lady has a wealth of information about tea, both modern and ancient.
The heirloom cultivar Zisun cultivar tea trees on her property are 70-80 years old. Most of the leaves she harvests are handcrafted into loose leaf green or black teas but a very small amount is converted into Tang Dynasty style 'coins'.