Tea Master Zhang
This a black tea from old tea trees, growing in the north of Guangxi province. This is the highest quality available, picked before the Qingming festival (start of April). One bud and one small leaf, with very tender tea leaves. Tightly rolled and further processed into high quality black tea.
When you steep this tea, you will notice that the tea leaves very slowly unfold, continuously releasing their wonderful flavors.
Order your tea when it's fresh. Green tea, white tea, black tea and yellow tea re picked in spring, when you order in April/May you'll have the fresh tea. We'll write down in the details in which year and at what time the tea was harvested. Light oolongs and Dancong oolongs will be available at the start of May and Wuyi Oolongs around July. If you buy Puehr tea, then buy aged puerh teas or fresh puerh with suitable for drinking directly.
If you're not familiar with natural teas, then we suggest you to order a number of varieties first. However, when you have some favorites, then we suggest you to buy the amount for a whole year. If you're not a very heavy tea drinker, then around 250gram of tea of 2 or 3 teas will be enough for a whole year. If you order for at least 100usd, we can ship by express, which will be fast. Fresh tea is the best, therefore we recommend to order at least 100usd per time.
When you make a purchase on Teazaar, the tea will be shipped from the tea farm. Most of the tea shipments will go through our Xiamen or Hong Kong office, but big shipments will go directly to you. Wherever you are in the world.
Our shipping costs are 20usd (or equivalent in other currencies) per order. All flat rate. All products are shipped from tea growers in Asia, therefore we suggest you buy a number of teas or a slightly bigger volume per time.
Shipments can be traced and take between 5 to 15 days till they arrive. We will send you an invoice and the price will also be written on the package. If your country requires import fees or other taxes, then you're responsible for this.
Once shipped, we will send you an email or sms with the tracking code.
Sanjiang is located in the north of Guangxi province, directly bordering both Guizhou and Hunan province. Most people in Sanjiang are from the Dong minority and live in in the mountains outside the county (city) centre. Sanjiang has never been famous for its tea until a secret was revealed - the local trees that are used for making a local dish, 'Oil Tea', is actually a hundreds of years old Camelia Sinensis. As transportation is much more convenient now (a 20km drive would take you half a day right through rivers and muddy roads), these trees then became accessible for tea harvest.
The characteristics of black tea in Guangxi are: thick aroma, strong, fresh and cooling taste. This is due to the excellent variety of tea trees and the environment of Guangxi. Guangxi is a subtropical climate with high temperature, humidity and an abundant sunshine with plenty of sunlight - beneficial to the formation and accumulation of tea polyphenols making Guangxi a highly suitable area for the production of black tea.
Sister Mei is one of the biggest supporter of the Teazaar project from the moment we started on this journey. She helps wherever she can by providing information about our project, showing people around in Sanjiang and even joining us at tea fairs when she can. Tea Master Mei and Tea Master Zhang are together responsible for finding the Sanjiang old tea trees and processing them into one of China's best black teas. Without sister Mei, there wouldn't be a great Sanjiang black tea. Even till today, they are the only ones producing a completely natural and unique Sanjiang black tea. Every year, from the moment a number of planted Dabaicha tea cultivars are old enough, Tea Master Zhang processes a small batch of green buds green tea called Green Mist.
The quality of this Hundred Years Black, picked before Qingming, is the same grade as the one picked after Qingming. The only difference is the picking time. However, because of the difference in picking time, you will notice that both fragrance and flavor are slightly different.
As the leaves are rolled rather tightly, the water temperature should not be below 90°C, 194 degrees Fahrenheit. The first steep will be light and the taste fully develops during the third steep. Because the flavours is released slowly, you can steep this tea up to 10 times. If you prefer not to use a gaiwan, then get 3 grams of this tea in a big glass, rinse once and then fill with water that is just below blowing temperature. Keep refilling till the taste runs out.
Order Teazaar tea and contribute to changing the world of tea. Drink natural tea while changing the world. Good tea is a combination of a natural, biodiverse environment and experienced tea masters.
A tea tree cannot survive alone and needs other trees, flowers, even animals to survive. Biodiversity makes an ecosystem resilient.
Any tea farm on teazaar is selected based on our standard for sustainable tea. Only when all tea drinkers drink natural tea, the tea world will be sustainable.
When we buy natural tea, directly from biodiverse tea farms, the tea world will be fair. At that time we don't need licenses anymore. Money will be paid for quality only.