2013 Xi-Zhi Hao "Xuan Xi" Spring Raw

Tea type
Pu-erh Tea
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Flavors
Apricot, Bitter, Grass, Green, Pear, Pepper, Pineapple, Sweet
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205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec 7 g 4 oz / 110 ml

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  • “This is a warm and “springy” tea, and I enjoyed sipping on it. The leaves are large and nicely threaded with a sweet peppery scent along with some creamed honey subtle tangy apricots and peaches. I...” Read full tasting note
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  • “This is a very solid tea – both welcoming and encouraging. A fairly young tea although the “greenness” of the leaves that you would find in younger sheng has dissipated. There is a floral and...” Read full tasting note

From Hou De Asian Art & Fine Teas

2013 Xi-Zhi Hao “Xuan Xi” Raw 400g
San He Tang Company Production
Production Date: April 20, 2013
The Xi-Zhi Hao brand specializes in premium puer productions. Mr. Chen, from Taiwan, is the tea master behind XZH. His passion for puer has resulted in the creation of the most highly acclaimed tea cakes on the market. He personally selects the best “mao cha” from various areas in Xishuangbanna and oversees its processing from start to finish. Using only the best raw material and small batch processing, he produces puer of the highest quality each year.

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This is a warm and “springy” tea, and I enjoyed sipping on it. The leaves are large and nicely threaded with a sweet peppery scent along with some creamed honey subtle tangy apricots and peaches. I warmed my yixing up and placed some inside. The aroma thickens with some prickliness to it. I can note crisp fruits of pineapple and peach. I washed the leaves once and prepared for brewing. The brew is thick and mild with molasses, fat, and apricot. It’s an enjoyable tea and it grows with some bitterness of crisp apple. The aftertaste and long and lingering with sweet oils. The tea carries some good balance of huigan and kuwei, which is nice. The last steeps cause the tea to become soft and sweet with a very faint bitter of buffalo grass. I liked this tea, but I feel at this price point it should stay in storage.

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Flavors: Apricot, Bitter, Grass, Green, Pear, Pepper, Pineapple, Sweet

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 9 g 4 OZ / 130 ML

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This is a very solid tea – both welcoming and encouraging. A fairly young tea although the “greenness” of the leaves that you would find in younger sheng has dissipated. There is a floral and deep honey aroma coming from the dry leaf. Tea liquor is light gold – very clear with a nice sheen to it. The smell from the cup has notes of hay, dried wood, and a light honey. First cup is sweet with a bit of astringency. There is also a slight metal hit coming through in the first brew but this disappeared in the other brews. The taste lightens up in the following infusions to become very smooth with a longlasting finish and no astringency; quite effervescent on the tongue. Now offering an appealing sweetness with fruity overtones and the aroma is both floral and fruity. During the fourth cup I could detect a quiet relaxing qi settling in. Overall the tea is complex enough for me to feel that this is a rich and powerful tea which offers a pleasant worthwhile session and interesting possibilities for aging in the years ahead.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 0 min, 15 sec 5 g 3 OZ / 90 ML
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When you say honey, is it Mensong type honey? The kind you get in 2011 Menghai Mensong, which mrmopar is familiar with?

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