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.
sesame, brown sugar
savory - hazelnut, walnut
spice - cedar wood
savory - sesame, brown sugar
spice - ginger, peppercorn
PICKINGMay 8th, 2013
Banzhang Yunnan Province
Da Ye ZhongTea
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 g.8 oz.use
212° watersteep 60 secondsresteep many times add 30-40 sec. each infusion
4 g.5 ozuse 212° watersteep 20 seconds add 10-15 sec. per steepingenjoy many steepings