2005 XIAGUAN "CRANE LABEL" RIPE PU-ERH TEA TUO * 250G

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  • “The smokey tobacco Xia Guan flavor fades pretty fast in this one!! It is almost not there. I think mine was stored somewhere humid for most of the tuo's life, because the change is pretty big,...” Read full tasting note
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    DuffleChang 14 tasting notes
  • “I actually didn't buy this tea from Yunnan Sourcing but from an Asian Grocery. I cannot say enough good about this tea. When I first tasted it I immediately was touched by the flavor of cherry not...” Read full tasting note
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    beankrom 29 tasting notes

From Xiaguan Tuocha Co. Ltd.

The “Crane Label” is the main product line for Xiaguan Products from the mid-90’s until 2007. The ripe tea produced under this label is typically for refined than the ripe tea sold under the “Bao Yan” (Tibetan/Holy Flame) label. This is the same tuo that I had sold in 2006 and 2007. After having aged for 3 years the newish “wu dui” flavor is completely gone. A pleasant ripe tea back in stock again!

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3 Tasting Notes

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14 tasting notes

The smokey tobacco Xia Guan flavor fades pretty fast in this one!! It is almost not there.

I think mine was stored somewhere humid for most of the tuo’s life, because the change is pretty big, it tastes older than 2005. The vendor I purchased from said it was in Guangzhou for several years, which makes sense.

Nice tea!

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I actually didn’t buy this tea from Yunnan Sourcing but from an Asian Grocery. I cannot say enough good about this tea. When I first tasted it I immediately was touched by the flavor of cherry not entirely unlike how a cherry pipe tobacco smells. I brew this tea often in an office setting and every time I do someone always comments about how it smells like cherry pipe tobacco. But the pipe tobacoo taste only lasts through the first couple of infusions. Subsequent infusions the taste changes to a roasted cashew flavor. I can get close to 20 infusions from 7 grams in a 120 ml yixing. Also this tea consistently gives m the feeling of being tea drunk… likely one of the best shus I’ve had…

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