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2006 KT988 Shu Tuocha

2006 KT988 Shu Tuocha

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Beautiful Gong Ting Shu
pressed for single steepings
Xingyang’s iconic gong ting buds pressed in 3g single steepings with notes of sticky rice, brown sugar, osmanthus, citrus and malt.
Spring 2006 ♦ Pu'er, Yunnan
Beautiful Gong Ting Shu
pressed for single steepings
Xingyang’s iconic gong ting buds pressed in 3g single steepings with notes of sticky rice, brown sugar, osmanthus, citrus and malt.
Spring 2006 ♦ Pu'er, Yunnan
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Crafted by Xingyang Workshop

Xingyang Workshop was founded by several masters from much larger Xiaguan to revive the ideals of clean, slow meticulous fermentation and small batch blending.
 
Thanks to their 50+ years of connections, Xingyang is able to flex their relationships for some of the best leaf material in Yunnan from wild, single-origin sites.
    • DATE OF PICKINGSpring 2006
    • Pu'erYunnan Province
    • ELEVATION1100 m
    • Da Ye ZhongTea Varietal

    This convenient tuocha is pressed in 3g quantities to reflect Xingyang’s preferred brew method of less leaf, cooler water and long steep times to bring out the rich texture in their tea. This tuocha uses Xingyang’s special Gong Ting leaf material and yields a rich osmanthus sticky rice flavor.

  • true
    100
    sticky rice, brown sugar, malt
    true
    85
    osmanthus, lotus
    true
    60
    tatami
    true
    25
    citrus

    Tasting Profile

    • savory - sticky rice, brown sugar, malt
    • floral - osmanthus, lotus
    • floral - tatami
    • fruit - citrus


the Xingyang Collective also recommends:

  1. 2008 KT952 Loose Leaf Shu
    2008 KT952 Loose Leaf Shu
    This tea is made from tiny spring buds from old growth tea trees and fermented for a clean and smooth flavor. Xingyang is proud that ten years of age on this tea will taste more like a twenty year pu’er because of the quality leaf material and slow meticulous fermentation process. The result is deep, herbaceous and cooling with a lingering aftertaste.
  2. 2007 LQ888 Wuliang Ailao Sheng
    2007 LQ888 Wuliang Ailao Sheng
    This cake is a lovely example of Xingyang’s blending skill. By combining the classic sweet and woody sheng flavor of Wuliang leaf material with the more wild and exotic flavor of Ailao Shan, they have created a nuanced, well-balanced cake with a creamy mouthfeel, foresty accents and lingering floral and fruit aromas.
  3. Xingyang 2002 Golden Leaf Shu
    Xingyang 2002 Golden Leaf Shu
    This tea is Xingyang's crowning achievement. It is made with big leaf picked from ancient wild trees. The loose leaf is stored and slowly fermented in low moisture over one year and finished in 2003 for another eleven years of dry fermentation before being packed in 2014. The result is the sweetest, cleanest and deepest shu pu'er we have tried. This tea can be steeped over twenty times and yields a beautiful clear brew with a deep forest flavor and lingering aftertaste.
  • 'This reminded us of one of our favorite dishes in southern China, sticky rice cakes soaked in osmanthus syrup and caramelized in a wok. The mouthful was creamy and thick, with a vanilla almond aroma. Supporting the light sticky rice flavor profile, we got a light, citrus zip with a caramelized brown sugar aftertaste.'

  • 3
    6-8
    205
    60 seconds
    30
    3
    6
    205
    30-45 seconds
    30
    4
    12
    room temp
    8 hours

    Steeping Instructions

    Western

    3 g.6-8
    oz.
    use 205° watersteep 60 secondsresteep many times
    add 30 sec. each infusion

    Gongfu

    3 g.6 ozuse 205° watersteep 30-45 seconds
    add 30 sec. per steeping
    enjoy many steepings

    Iced/Cold

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

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