2005 Xiaguan 8613 Raw Pu-erh tea cake * 357 grams

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Floral, Honey, Mineral, Salt, Smoke, Smooth
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Use 7 g of tea
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“This is a decently strong and astringent tea for its age. A little complexity to it, but you can figure it all out in roughly 4 steeps but around then you will start to feel the dry mouth that...” Read full tasting note
“Has notes of honey in early steeps and a pleasant smoothness throughout. I found this guy a little too finicky, as overbrewing it led to an unpleasant (to me anyways) level of smokiness. Aroma...” Read full tasting note


Classic Xiaguan recipe from 1986, the 8613 is a very tippy “bai hao” grade cake. It’s powerful, complex and aromatic, making a great cake for aging. Our stock was stored in Dongguan (Guangdong) for 9 years, giving it a slight wet storage taste and floral sweetness. Xiaguan teas are the favorite choices in Guangdong because their tight compression and powerful taste is perfect for tropical storage conditions!

357 grams per cake (paper tong)

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