125 gram Xiaguan FT Flame Raw - 2007

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200 °F / 93 °C 0 min, 45 sec

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  • “Five steeps in and I'm floating. Feeling the sheng energy within me. I love this stuff. So smooth and sweet, aromatic and smokey and a little fruity. Thick mouthfeel, swish it around in my mouth...” Read full tasting note
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Five steeps in and I’m floating. Feeling the sheng energy within me. I love this stuff. So smooth and sweet, aromatic and smokey and a little fruity. Thick mouthfeel, swish it around in my mouth and then it goes down smooth and warm. Wonderful.

Edit: I just came down from my cloud after stabbing myself with the pu’er pick while breaking off more of the tuo cha, it hurt like hell but it’s nothing a bandage won’t fix. I guess this is what happens when you’re a newbie in dealing with breaking pressed pu’er.

Kittenna

Ow!!! That doesn’t sound like fun. If I ever acquire a pu’er pick I will be sure to be careful!

Helena

ouch! maybe floating isn’t such a good thing when your making pu’er

Indigobloom

eeeeep, note to self beware of pu’erh picks!

TeaBrat

This was a tough one!

Scatterbrain

Yeah it really is, very tightly compressed. And mine’s really small now which makes it even harder to pry off a piece.

Garret

YES, be careful with the breaking knives/picks. That particular pick that you are using is a sharp one, but the best I’ve found in my travels. The key is to move slowly, especially with the more tightly compressed cakes/bricks. In order to maintain the integrity of the leaf as best as possible, the process needs to be almost meditative, mindful, as you find the striation of the leaves an work slowly to gently pry the leaves apart, maintaining their wholeness. And never be breaking a cake if you are in a hurry – injury will follow. Be careful out there, people :)

Lynne-tea

YIKES! =\

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Oh my goodness!

My order arrived today from Mandala, I was so excited I was practically stalking the Mailman! :)

After I opened my box of goodies, this was the thing I was most excited to try. I love the box it comes in and even the paper wrapper! I might need to get another one for aging. Garret- let me know if you are running low, heh!

Anyway after a quick rinse I did a slight taste and was impressed but it was the 2nd steep that made me really happy. I totally agree with Kwinter on the excellence and good value of this. You get a smoky element, at the same time it is vegetal and somewhat sweet with a eucalyptus like flavor. I am very glad I got one of these!

3rd steep – for about 30 seconds. This flavor is so interesting, the sweetness is coming up a bit more and has a bit of a smoky licorice essence. I quite like that…

More to come…

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 0 min, 45 sec
Garret

Hello, my friend! I just checked the stock on this. I thought I had way more of this, but there has been a run on it. I have 2 left. I am contacting a couple of my connections to see if there are any left in China. I’d like to have more. I’m guessing it is long gone, but I’ll try! So happy that you are enjoying it!!!

TeaBrat

Noooooooooooooooo!!!! :)

Azzrian

I have yet to try anything from Mandala that was less than perfect! GET MORE NAOW Amy Oh before you become Amy Uh Oh!

Tamm

1st-Totally jelly about your Mandala order! I’ve been stalking their site for awhile now. 2nd-my mailman has a tea package for me as well! I can’t believe it isn’t here yet O.O I may start pacing.

Azzrian

Oh nice Tamm Hope it is a great order! Mandala is awesome and so is Garret who runs it hope you can order from him soon!

Garret

Azzzz….. you are tooooo kind! But thank you for the nice words, all the same :)

Tamm – nice to make your acquaintance!

Amy – if I can’t track down some of these in the next few days, perhaps I can when in China next. Hoping for an October buying trip. Gotta seriously get together a pallet of tea wares and choose some more material for some Mandala ripe and raw pressings. And if I can’t find this exact one, I am going to look for one with the same flavor/aroma profile. Honest, I will!!

TeaBrat

Garret, it’s ok, I probably have enough tea for a lifetime. :)

Garret

Yeah? Well I want enough tea for several lifetimes for myself and all my friends :)

TeaBrat

At least the puerh won’t get stale! I’m afraid to buy too much of it for aging purposes though since it sits in my apartment…

Tamm

big wave Hi Garret!

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