Old Tree Xinzhai, Sheng Puerh 2016
Old Tree XinZhai // 2016
25g Sample or 200g Cake
From the greater Bangwei area, Lancang County, Pu’er City, Yunnan Province, China.
This tea is organically grown!
A fairly tight pressing but breaking quite freely, this tea has short twisted and curled leaves with a good distribution of golden buds, silvery flecks and leaves of deep burnt tones and tan brown hues. The wet leaves giving a clean and warming fruit notes like apricot brewing a rose gold tea soup with excellent clarity. Medium body with a good rich and thick complex stone fruit flavour coating the mouth, while being soft and sweet as well as smooth and mellow tasting, a touch of astringency extending into a long lasting satisfying flavour depth.
Spring harvest from older tea trees, pure growing in a very biodiverse environment within the tea garden. The tea trees have benefitted from not being overpicked, meaning they will offer a great depth of character to the finished tea. The leaves have had good clean processing and storage, pressed in 2016 and stored since in Malaysia by Essence of Tea.
Brew Guide For Cup ~ Gong Fu Style
Tea 3 teaspoons (8g of tea)
Water/Temp 100ml / 85*c
Brew time 1st a quick rinse of leaves, pour away, 15-20 seconds + for infusions thereafter
Reinfuse leaves to taste 4 - 6 times +
If purchasing a tea cake, Preparation:
With care, prise the cake apart using a sharp knife or pick. Gently prise the required amount of leaves from the cake, taking care not the break the leaves. Then separate into loose leaves, and you're ready to brew.