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2010 Aged Tieguanyin Cake

2010 Aged Tieguanyin Cake

$59.00
Quantity remaining: 5

Crafted by the Liu Family

In Longjuan, Anxi, tradition and market pressures don’t drive the Liu Family to focus exclusively on traditional techniques; instead, they explore unexpected styles, mixing techniques and taking inspiration from across China to build a demand for their craft.
  • true
    75
    cedar, licorice, camphor, camellia leaf
    true
    50
    roasted chestnut
    true
    35
    orange, kiwi
    true
    25
    vanilla, violet

    Tasting Profile

    • spice - cedar, licorice, camphor, camellia leaf
    • savory - roasted chestnut
    • fruit - orange, kiwi
    • floral - vanilla, violet
    • DATE OF PICKINGSpring 2010
    • LongjuanAnxi, Fujian
    • ELEVATION700 m
    • TieguanyinTea Varietal

    For years, we have enjoyed tasting the difference between looseleaf sheng maocha and the pu’er cakes pressed from the same material. Pressing process and aging environment have a strong influence on flavor development in pu’er - why not Tieguanyin? This 2010 pressing from the Liu Family is one of their earlier experiments from a process they have been exploring for many years. Beyond the traditional notes of "lao tie," this pressed and aged oolong has a medicinal and cooling quality and bright foresty texture all its own.


  • 'Tea is full of complex molecules – from sugars and phenols to volatile aromatics. Given enough time and the right conditions, each can transform over time through a variety of complex, natural processes.'

  • 5
    6-8
    205
    30 seconds
    15-30
    5
    5
    205
    10 seconds
    5-6
    5
    12
    212
    8 hours

    Steeping Instructions

    Western

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

    Gongfu

    5 g.5 ozuse 205° watersteep 10 seconds
    add 5-6 sec. per steeping
    enjoy many steepings

    Iced/Cold

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

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