2016 Yunnan Sourcing "Si He Zhai"

Tea type
Pu-erh Tea
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Flavors
Astringent, Bitter, Broccoli, Cucumber, Floral, Honeydew, Vegetal
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Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 6 g 3 oz / 100 ml

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  • “Another sample from the Puerh TTB. Dry leaf had a sweet floral and honey aroma. After the rinse, it was much more vegetal, a bit sour. The tea had a pretty strong bitterness in the front of the...” Read full tasting note
  • “3.5g/ 40ml clay shiboridashi 205F short steeps This is a very generous sample i got from my teafriend – thank you so much. It is my second try. first time i tried it about 6 months ago. it was...” Read full tasting note

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Si He Zhai? Never heard of it? That’s because it doesn’t exist. Our Si He Zhai (aka Four Harmonized Villages) tea cake is a blend of tea from four different villages, entirely from Spring 2016 first flush tea leaves!

Si He Zhai is a powerful tea that is intended for longer term aging. It has bitterness and astringency, but this is balanced by a textured, filling and lubricating mouth-feeling that stays with the drinker well after the tea session has ended. The aroma is strong and pungent and on a warm day will fill the room with it’s nectar-like aroma. Being from old arbor and wild arbor tea trees the leaves are thick and stout and hold up well to multiple infusions. Stone pressed in the traditional manner, dried with low temperature drying process, individually wrapped in Dai minority hand-crafted paper and then meticulously packed into bamboo leaf tongs for collection and long-term storage. Si He Zhai is a powerful blended tea cake composed of high quality material but priced affordably for those who wish invest in high quality tea.

400 grams per cake (7 cakes per bamboo tong)

Wrapper Art and Design by Ronald Visser

Vintage: April 2016 material

Quantity: 200 cakes in total produced (80 kg)

Source Material Area: Lincang

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2 Tasting Notes

486 tasting notes

Another sample from the Puerh TTB. Dry leaf had a sweet floral and honey aroma. After the rinse, it was much more vegetal, a bit sour. The tea had a pretty strong bitterness in the front of the sip – vegetal, almost in a broccoli sort of way (I love broccoli). After this though, there was a long and very sweet huigan. It reminded me of cucumber and honeydew melon.

Definitely seems like one that could age well with all the bitterness and the nice body it has.

Flavors: Astringent, Bitter, Broccoli, Cucumber, Floral, Honeydew, Vegetal

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 6 g 3 OZ / 100 ML

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493 tasting notes

3.5g/ 40ml clay shiboridashi 205F short steeps

This is a very generous sample i got from my teafriend – thank you so much.

It is my second try. first time i tried it about 6 months ago. it was pretty good then and improved even more now. The soup was sweet and thick, slight pleasant bitterness, zero smoke and quick huigan. it was good pushed at later steeps. went thru decent amount of steeps. it was very enjoyable session.

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Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec

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