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Highlights:

  • Complex, powerful, extremely clean and alive
  • Ancient wild trees
  • Taiwan dry storage

Xi Zi Hao production from Mengku Da Xue Shan, idyllic land of pristine jungle with an abundance of wild-growing, unmanaged old trees.

A website put the age of trees at “700-1300 years” which seems rather optimistic, though you can certainly taste and feel that it contains a significant amount of unmanaged ancient trees in the blend.

From tasting, the tea obviously contains a significant % (perhaps 100%) of wild puerh varietals, if you are not sure if that’s your thing, I suggest buying a sample first.

Large amount of spring buds makes for a complex and bright tea with still a fair bit of astringency and strength and therefore plenty of room for transformation. The tight compression of the cake has preserved a lot of its character.

250grams cake.

size

7 grams, 25 grams, 1/4 slice, full cake

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