“This is the first Sheng Pu-erh I’ve knowingly sampled, so bear that in mind as I offer this review. I carefully measured 5 grams for my test. After a quick rinse, my first sample steeped for just...” Read full tasting note
“Sample obtained through the Pu’erh Plus TTB and prepared in a gongfu session, with a ceramic gaiwan. I gave the leaf a 3-second rinse and no rest. Steeping times: 5 seconds, 8, 10, 12, 12, 15, 18,...” Read full tasting note
“I can see why this tea isn’t for everyone. It’s certainly got some teeth to it. As a fan of scotch and this being my first Xiaguan experience, I’m not disappointed. 4g in a 60ml porcelain gaiwan...” Read full tasting note
We’re fans of Xiaguan here. I don’t think it gets much better for the price. They have a certain smoky masculinity some really go for. It’s similar in profile to some scotch. These have been humid stored in Guangzhou since 2006 and have matured into a very pleasant puerh. They still have the characters that make Xiaguan famous, but are quite delicious. These will brew forever. They are very generous teas. After you think they’ve given everything then go boil the leaves for 15 minutes and try that. Still plenty of flavor and aroma.
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2013 Xiaguan 111th Anniversary Tuo Zhi Yuan "Origin of Tuo" Sheng / Raw Puerh Tuo Cha from Crimson Lotus Tea