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Zao Xiang Xiao Shu Tuo (Date Fragrance Mini Black Tuo Cha) 2007

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Pu-erh Tea
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  • “This is a lovely little mini tuo. I decided to steep one up this afternoon to try it for the first time. The tea liquor is very rich and creamy -- I am definitely getting the date flavor here...” Read full tasting note
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From Seven Cups

Tuochas have a brief history compared to puer cakes. In the beginning, puer cakes were flatter discs to make them easier to stack and transport. The word “tuocha” comes from the fact that these bowl-shaped cakes were originally made in Yunnan and transported to the Tuo River in Sichuan, where they were sold. Initially tuochas were made into 100 gram cakes, but later producers began experimenting with different sizes.

Zao Xiang Xiao Shu Tuo (Date Fragrance Mini Black Tuo Cha) was created especially for new puer tea drinkers. Each piece weighs 3 grams, yielding a mild cup that is more approachable for new puer drinkers. The producers used 5th grade maocha, carefully fermenting it to give a lightly-cooked Chinese Date fragrance. The flavor is more fruity and less earthy than other puers with a smooth, sweet character.

This tuocha brews up bright red and can be re-infused multiple times. If you want a richer taste, you can brew two pieces together.

Region: Southern Yunnan Province
Tea Bush: Yunnan local tea bush
Harvest Time: April
Grade: 5th grade (mid-size mature leaves)
How to store: Store in a dark, well-ventilated area with less than 70% humidity. Less than 25 degrees C or 77 degrees F. Store in the paper or fabric, not plastic. Keep away from odors and fragrances. Brewing vessel: glass cup, gaiwan, glass or porcelain pot

Brewing Guidelines:
1st infusion — one or two pieces (discard wrapper) per 12 ounces. Use boiling water (212F) for 5 minutes
2nd infusion — 2-3 minutes
3rd to 6th infusions — 3 minutes

Infusions: at least 5-6 times

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This is a lovely little mini tuo. I decided to steep one up this afternoon to try it for the first time.

The tea liquor is very rich and creamy — I am definitely getting the date flavor here but it isn’t as fruity as some I’ve had. It’s earthy, sweet and fairly mild. It’s been a while since I’ve had a shu puerh and this is definitely mushroomy/dirty/loamy in character. Pretty good for an afternoon cuppa. I got three steeps out of it before I gave up, but I think it could keep going for a while.

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