1998 Xia Guan Jia Ji Tuo Cha

Tea type
Pu'erh Tea
Ingredients
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Flavors
Alcohol, Astringent, Barnyard, Bitter, Black Currant, Grapes, Sandalwood, Sawdust, Sour, Umami, Wet Earth, Wood, Woody
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Average preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec 8 g 4 oz / 120 ml

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  • “I don’t have much experience with Xiaguan tea, and even less so with aged ones. This one strikes me as a very good example though. It has an engaging aroma, super pungent and enjoyable taste with a...” Read full tasting note
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An excellent tea that has been matured in ceramic containers in Kuala Lumpur since 1998. Excellent sheng from the classic production of the Xia Guan factory.

Weight: approx. 100g

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I don’t have much experience with Xiaguan tea, and even less so with aged ones. This one strikes me as a very good example though. It has an engaging aroma, super pungent and enjoyable taste with a fragrant aftertaste coupled with powerful huigan. The tea induces a pretty numbing sensation and there is also significant astringency despite the clearly aged character overall.

The aromas remind me of kahlua and barn when dry, and wet earth and freshly cut wood when wet. The liquor tastes of red grapes, black currants, and has also many sour, woody notes. It is bitter and warming with a good dose of umami too. In the aftertaste, I additionally detect a sandalwood essence.

One thing I would count as a potential negative is that the tea really doesn’t last so long. As it is very pungent though, one could try to brew it less aggressively to prolong the session, which is however not so easy given the leaf size.

Flavors: Alcohol, Astringent, Barnyard, Bitter, Black Currant, Grapes, Sandalwood, Sawdust, Sour, Umami, Wet Earth, Wood, Woody

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec 8 g 4 OZ / 120 ML

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