Nanzuo Lao Shengtai

Tea type
Pu-erh Tea
Ingredients
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Flavors
Bitter, Grass, Green, Honey, Pepper, Peppercorn, Smooth, Sweet
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Average preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec 5 g 3 oz / 100 ml

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  • “The leaf is long and threaded loosely. I am picking up tones of sweet roast, fresh greens, butternut squash, and popcorn. I warmed my pot up and placed some inside. The scent explores into some...” Read full tasting note
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  • “I was prepared to not like this tea. It is the younger sibling of the single-tree Nanzou that I drank yesterday, and I expected it to do poorly by comparison. It turned out to be a very good...” Read full tasting note
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50-year-old natural tea gardens one bud/two leaves from Nanzuo village
Picked from early March to early April
Processed by hand in Mr. and Mrs. Zhang’s tea factory
Pressed into 357g pu-erh tea cakes

Mrs. Zhang selected the oldest natural tea gardens of her village to make this tea. She processed it with her husband in her tea factory in Nanzuo village. Located 10km away from Jingmai main village, this village enjoys unique climatic conditions, distinct from the rest of Jingmai Mountain.

With a different raw material and processing technique, this tea is an interesting sibling of our Jingmai Miyun. While coming from the same mountain, it features different aromas and has a more feminine profile. Delivering less bitterness and astringency, it flows like oil in the mouth, offering its flowery fragrance in the process.

This cake has a graceful harmony; it contains a bit of everything we like to find in a pu-erh tea and hence makes a good introduction to this family of teas.

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The leaf is long and threaded loosely. I am picking up tones of sweet roast, fresh greens, butternut squash, and popcorn. I warmed my pot up and placed some inside. The scent explores into some sweet steamed greens and minor tobacco with smoke. I washed the leaves once and prepared for brewing. The taste starts with sweet sugar water. The thickness is on the medium side and a wildflower honey tone comes up in the aftertaste. The brew moves into some peppercorn spice territory along with a heavy green base. The brew balances out with smooth and bitter grassy tones with an alternating sweetness. This tea is pretty average, but it isn’t a bad drinker.

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Flavors: Bitter, Grass, Green, Honey, Pepper, Peppercorn, Smooth, Sweet

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 7 g 3 OZ / 100 ML

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I was prepared to not like this tea. It is the younger sibling of the single-tree Nanzou that I drank yesterday, and I expected it to do poorly by comparison. It turned out to be a very good tea.

The flavor is very similar to the single-tree, whether due to the terroir or the processing, I don’t know. It has that dark, almost meaty flavor that reminds me a bit of raisins or meat broth. The aroma, taste, and finish were all very strong, and it also packed a pretty good cha qi. The main difference between this tea and the single-tree is complexity. This tea is fairly straightforward, though rich enough to be interesting, but lacks some of the fruit/spice/straw overtones that made the single-tree so enjoyable. Still, at $30 a cake, this strikes me as a great bargain for a daily drinker. My problem is that I have more daily drinkers than I have days.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 g

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