I am a big fan of Xinguan tea factory products and this tea is no different. Since this tea is only 3 years old it still has a young sheng qualities to it, astringency but less so than other younger sheng. After the initial rinse and steep I got the distinct aroma of jasmine flower in the yixing from the. the flavor of the tea for the first couple of infusions was indeed floral in nature, with a hint of asparagus. The third infusion surprised me to get a taste of banana, not a sweet ripe banana, or a starchy green plantain, but a banana that will ripen in a day or two. Truly fascinating how that essence came out of nowhere.
2007 Xiaguan Gold Ribbon Tuocha
2007 Xiaguan Jin Si Tuocha (下关金丝沱)
This is a high quality green pu-erh tuocha. The color of the tea liquid is thick yellowish and very tasty. The tea has effects on decreasing the level of blood sugar, lowering body fat, and losing weight.