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2013 Heng Yi Banzhang Sheng Cake

2013 Heng Yi Banzhang Sheng Cake

$72.00
(357g / 12.59oz)
Quantity remaining: 9

Crafted by the Heng Yi Workshop

Part of Wang Yanxin’s guest curator pu’er collection, an opportunity to try unique aged pu’ers from growing regions and workshops across Yunnan.
  • true
    100
    hazelnut, walnut
    true
    80
    cedar wood
    true
    45
    sesame, brown sugar
    true
    45
    ginger, peppercorn

    Tasting Profile

    • savory - hazelnut, walnut
    • spice - cedar wood
    • savory - sesame, brown sugar
    • spice - ginger, peppercorn
    • DATE OF PICKINGMay 8th, 2013
    • BanzhangYunnan Province
    • ELEVATIONMixed Elevations
    • Da Ye ZhongTea Varietal

    One of Wang Yanxin’s first collaborations all the way back in 2001 was with a Banzhang farmer’s cooperative. Over years Banzhang has become one of the most popular (and expensive) sources for pu’er in Yunnan, but Wang Yanxin’s deep connections there have helped her secure true Banzhang 2013 sheng at 2001 prices. This beautifully-pressed bud and silvery leaf cake is full of the signature and unmistakable nutty banzhang aftertaste that gets sweeter and almost numbing after multiple infusions. We’ve been aging Banzhang teas for almost twenty years, and can say that they continue to deepen while becoming sweeter, and even more cooling and texturally stunning over time. This tea has a five year headstart with big cedar notes and deep minerality. Don’t miss this chance to explore the utterly singular terroir of the famous Banzhang region.


  • 'Most pu’er does become more complex over time. Astringency mellows out, darker and richer flavors come through. Textural complexities become more pronounced. Starting with an intriguing young pu’er of high quality with lots of textures and flavors at play will increase your chances of graceful aging.'

  • 4
    8
    212
    60 seconds
    30-40
    4
    5
    212
    20 seconds
    10-15
    4
    12
    room temp
    8 hours

    Steeping Instructions

    Western

    4 g.8
    oz.
    use 212° watersteep 60 secondsresteep many times
    add 30-40 sec. each infusion

    Gongfu

    4 g.5 ozuse 212° watersteep 20 seconds
    add 10-15 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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