2005 Wild xiaguan

Tea type
Pu-erh Tea
Ingredients
Pu Erh Tea
Flavors
Berry, Camphor, Fruity, Mango, Metallic, Mineral, Smoke, Bitter, Medicinal, Spices, Stonefruits, Wood
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Caffeine
Medium
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Edit tea info Last updated by Ken
Average preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec 5 g 100 oz / 2957 ml

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  • “Sharp, tropical nose on the washed leaf with a bit of smokiness as well. Reminds me a lot of the smell of dried mango slices. I let the first infusion go a little longer than usual – probably 10-15...” Read full tasting note
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  • “From the Puerh+ TTB box. This may be one of the first legitimately aged shengs I’ve had and … it tastes a lot like a shou. Fancy that. It’s not bad, but not particularly amazing. Nice and smooth....” Read full tasting note
  • “I started this tea by heating the yixing and breaking apart a 5g piece of the tea. Giving it a quick rinse with 205 water, I got a very clear pale liquor with a slight smokey scent. Pouring the...” Read full tasting note
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Sharp, tropical nose on the washed leaf with a bit of smokiness as well. Reminds me a lot of the smell of dried mango slices. I let the first infusion go a little longer than usual – probably 10-15 seconds – and it is a real delight. The smokiness comes through just enough in the flavor without covering up any of the fruitiness. Incredibly delicate and complex flavor profile that I suspect has benefitted tremendously from aging. On the second infusion, I notice more classic sheng camphor and minerality come through in the flavor. The leaves take on a new, sweet, berry aroma in contrast to the sharper mango scent before. The “throat feel” of the tea is extremely smooth and warming. These camphor, mineral and berry flavors take up more space in infusions 3 and 4, after which the leaf aroma is strongly camphorous.

Remarkable, dynamic sheng pu’erh. Strongly recommend!

Flavors: Berry, Camphor, Fruity, Mango, Metallic, Mineral, Smoke

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec 6 tsp 120 OZ / 3548 ML

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From the Puerh+ TTB box. This may be one of the first legitimately aged shengs I’ve had and … it tastes a lot like a shou. Fancy that. It’s not bad, but not particularly amazing. Nice and smooth. Definitely fun to try as I don’t get an opportunity to try tea this old!

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I started this tea by heating the yixing and breaking apart a 5g piece of the tea. Giving it a quick rinse with 205 water, I got a very clear pale liquor with a slight smokey scent. Pouring the rinse over the pot I started on the infusions.

First infusion was still pretty light as the tea is fairly compressed and is going to need a bit to open up, a second wash might be in order, but this tea was smelling so good, I decided to head right into drinking it. Smoke, wood, vague sense of spice, medicinal, stonefruits, and a very tiny bit of bitter tang on the end.

Wow.. seriously.. this is one of the best aged tea I have had yet. Im sure IM missing some of the flavors on this, its really complex and hard to put my finger on.
THis is the kind of tea that needs your full attention, sitting down with a quiet moment…or doing a small tea ceremony.
I highly recommend anyone on the puerh plus box try this tea, you will not be disapointed!
Ps I wrote this one up a little different because I dont know if this tea is available from other sources.

Flavors: Bitter, Medicinal, Smoke, Spices, Stonefruits, Wood

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec 5 g 80 OZ / 2365 ML
Liquid Proust

This actually wasn’t stored in optimal conditions which is why I can share it; much much cheaper than Bana Tea’s version which would make this seem boring. Xiaguan is just everywhere and storage is the factor that changes a lot of how it is experienced. I am trying to play with reviving teas :)

Ken

Ahh that makes sense, I noticed the JK tea version is much cheaper than Bana. Im guessing its something like that, that the storage makes a big difference. Was this dry stored?

Liquid Proust

It was stored in California and I cannot really verify the years and style… I do know it’s authentic though. I have the original box and all.

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