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Produced By Xingyang

Xingyang is a small talented team that blends pu'er to create their ideal, a classic Chinese flavor. They are known for their particular skill with clean, smooth fermentation.

Tasting Profile

  • VERY SPICY – camphor, sarsaparilla
  • FRUITY – neroli, plum
  • VEGETAL – birch bark, burdock
  • FLORAL – cola
DATE OF PICKING04/20/2008
Pu'erYunnan Province
ELEVATION1100 m
MENGKU DA YETea Varietal

This beautiful tuocha is pressed from 100 year tree leaf material and aged for nearly eight years. The result is a rich powerful sheng full of deep cedar and burdock notes and an intense cooling sensation in the aftertaste. This sheng manages to be incredibly potent without any bitter or dry notes. Its woody texture and complex flavor is promising for aging.

" The first infusion reminds us of being in a Chinese apothecary- tons of mineral texture and camphor goodness, while the second infusion brings out more fruity notes – goji, plum and crisp burdock. Late infusions bring out a beautiful, tingling sparkling sensation, complementing a woody birch bark flavor with touches of neroli and sarsaparilla. ... "

Steeping Instructions

Western

4 g.6-8
oz.
use 205° watersteep 30 secondsresteep many times
add 15-30 sec. each infusion

Gongfu

4 g.6  oz.use 205° watersteep 10 seconds
add 10-30 sec. per steeping
enjoy many steepings

Iced/Cold

4 g.12
 oz.
use room temp. waterrefrigerate overnight
(8 to 12 hours)
add ice & enjoy

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