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2014 Qiao Mu Shu Pu'er Mini-Brick

2014 Qiao Mu Shu Pu'er Mini-Brick

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Each 270g package contains 54 individually wrapped 5g pieces.

Crafted by Xingyang Workshop

Xingyang Workshop unites a loose-knit cooperative of small farmers across Yunnan who share a passion for clean chemical-free farming and wild-foraging. The award-winning workshop is respected for their blending craft and technical skill in making age-worthy teas.
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    50
    hibiscus, stone fruit
    true
    55
    mint, refreshing
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    70
    buckwheat honey, sticky rice
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    50
    cardamom, white peppercorn, nutmeg
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    soft minerality, lingering sweetness, cooling sensation

    Tasting Profile

    • fruit - hibiscus, stone fruit
    • spice - mint, refreshing
    • savory - buckwheat honey, sticky rice
    • DATE OF PICKING2014
    • Pu'erYunnan Province
    • ELEVATION~800 m
    • Da Ye ZhongTea Varietal

    These 5g mini-bricks from Xingyang workshop utilize "Qiao Mu" or wild arbor leaf. This designation refers to groves that have been untended long enough to reach a natural state, including deeper biodiversity and larger plants with deeper roots (and lower yields). This mini-brick provides a great contrast other shu pu'er teas in Xingyang's collection, brewing up with bright fruit and fresh mint. Hibiscus is prominent, with an underlying sticky rice and buckwheat honey note. This is a great testament to the range that Xingyang can achieve through their careful blending and slow fermentation process.


Xingyang Workshop also recommends:

  1. Black Tea Stuffed Mandarin
    Black Tea Stuffed Mandarin
    While pu’er stuffed citrus has been taking off in popularity across China, Xingyang is exploring the black tea and citrus pairing in this inspired little mandarin orange. The rich savory flavor of the Yunnan Black pairs with the bright tropical citrus perfectly. Early steepings are rich and tropical with brown sugar and tangerine citrus dominating, while later steepings become cozy and full of cinnamon orange spice as the black tea starts to dominate.
    $3.00
  2. Shu Pu'er Stuffed Mandarin
    Shu Pu'er Stuffed Mandarin
    Xingyang has painstakingly removed the pulp from green mandarin oranges and stuffed them with a beautiful budset shu pu’er to infuse with the citrus aroma over time. These little manadarin oranges are great in a big pot that you can keep refilling all day. The densely stuffed orange takes so long to open up that you can easily get a dozen infusions. The mandarin flavor is bright and tropical with notes of honeysuckle, jasmine and cream to compliment the superbly sweet and clean brown sugar flavor of the shu pu’er.
    $3.00
  3. 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.
  • 'We were surprised by the amount of medicinal spice in this tea. We got a ton of anise, licorice and camphor flavor. As the tea steeped out, the cooling quality continued to grow, accented by herbaceous rosemary and sweet lemon peel flavor. No matter how long we steeped this tea, we always got beautiful results.'

  • 3.5
    6-8
    205
    60 seconds
    30
    7
    6
    205
    15 seconds
    30
    7
    12
    room temp
    8 hours

    Steeping Instructions

    Western

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

    Gongfu

    7 g.6 ozuse 205° watersteep 15 seconds
    add 30 sec. per steeping
    enjoy many steepings

    Iced/Cold

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

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