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Produced By : Gu Cha Yuan
& Ma Ru Tea Company

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.

Tasting Profile

  • VERY SPICY – camphor, cedar
  • VERY SPICY – mineral sparkle
  • VEGETAL – pine needle
  • FRUITY – apricot, longan
DATE OF PICKINGMarch 26th, 2011
Man Duan VillageBingdao, Yunnan
ELEVATION~1000 meters
Da Ye ZhongTea Varietal

Bingdao has become one of the most famous pu’er growing regions in Yunnan for its unique microclimate that tends to yield cooling lingering aftertaste. This beautiful cake is mainly silver buds and small leaf, loosely compressed for ideal aging. Already cellared for five years, this tea is full of big cooling tingling yun, big minerality and foresty complexity. This is an excellent opportunity to invest in the Bingdao region and see the reward as this continues to deepen with greater complexity over the coming years. It is becoming harder and harder to actually acquire true Bingdao sheng as it is becoming wildly popular (and expensive) in China. Luckily, Wang Yanxin was able to acquire these cakes before the market for Bingdao shot up, and she is passing them on without ‘adjusting’ for market pricing.

Steeping Instructions

Western

4 g.8
oz.
use 212° watersteep 1 minuteresteep many times
add 30-40 sec. each infusion

Gongfu

4 g.5  oz.use 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 to 12 hours)
add ice & enjoy

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