2009 Xinghai "Phoenix" Ripe Pu-erh tea Mini cake * 100 grams

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Pu-erh Tea
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Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 7 g 7 oz / 200 ml

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  • “A nice little cake. Fairly loose compression, tiny leaves (I mean really tiny). After a 20s rinse, the tea broke open FAST! I did 5-10s steeps, but could have gone with 2s the tea brewed so...” Read full tasting note
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Xinghai tea factory of Menghai is one of the classic producers of Ripe Pu-erh tea. This tea was pressed from high grade Gong Ting and 1st grade fermented tea from 2008. The Dragon cake (Yellow Label) is slightly lighter fermentation and carries a slight bitterness and stronger “cha qi”. The Phoenix cake (Red label) has a higher degree of fermentation and feels more smooth and soft. Both will age well, the Dragon cake being lighter fermentation will age more gradually.

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A nice little cake. Fairly loose compression, tiny leaves (I mean really tiny). After a 20s rinse, the tea broke open FAST! I did 5-10s steeps, but could have gone with 2s the tea brewed so fast. Dark, dark color with a cocoa, earthy, leathery, raisin flavor. Being such a fine grade leaf the tea steeped out in 5-6 steepings, but they were delicious! A good one for a daily drinker.

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 7 g 7 OZ / 200 ML

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