7 Star 2009 Tian Jian Anhua Heicha

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Flavors
Forest Floor, Milk, Pine, Resin, Smooth, Spicy, Sweet, Walnut
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Edit tea info Last updated by Roswell Strange
Average preparation
Boiling 7 g 4 oz / 130 ml

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  • “This was a nice tea to try, but even if it was still available, I wouldn’t be buying more of it. Ultimately, I found it to be fairly unremarkable beyond the pine-like aftertaste. The pine note is...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Yesterday afternoon’s tea session – ‘7 Star’ 2009 Tian Jian Anhua Heicha! This was a freebie sample, but one I was happy to receive as I’d debated ordering it anyway ^^ The liquor steeps up a...” Read full tasting note

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This 2009 Tianjian heicha has been our go-to post meal tea ever since it arrived. It has a gentle and warming smoky flavour that doesn’t overdo it. Having undergone pine-smoking during as a result of processing it also has some very pleasant pine and spice notes.

The soup is smooth and enjoyable, coating the mouth and leaving a cooling sensation in the throat after it’s gone.

Speaking of being gone, this tea will be available in limited supply, with only a few 2kg bamboo baskets in stock.

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This was a nice tea to try, but even if it was still available, I wouldn’t be buying more of it. Ultimately, I found it to be fairly unremarkable beyond the pine-like aftertaste. The pine note is not overpowering but also unmistakable. Besides that, there is an aroma of unripe walnuts and forest floor. As for the taste, I found it to be mostly crisp and sweet with a mild spiciness and a resinous quality in the aftertaste. The mouthfeel is smooth and milky.

Flavors: Forest Floor, Milk, Pine, Resin, Smooth, Spicy, Sweet, Walnut

Preparation
Boiling 7 g 4 OZ / 130 ML

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Yesterday afternoon’s tea session – ‘7 Star’ 2009 Tian Jian Anhua Heicha! This was a freebie sample, but one I was happy to receive as I’d debated ordering it anyway ^^

The liquor steeps up a gorgeous amber colour, and the aroma is mildly smoky with wisps of wet potting soil. As someone who hasn’t massively delved into the world of heicha, I found this tea didn’t have the body or intensity of others I’ve tried and I did find myself missing it – even with really pushing steep times for infusions I couldn’t reach the heavy, thick flavour I wanted. The trade off is that this tea is incredibly smooth and damn near impossible to brew in a way that tastes off – which would make it a prime candidate for a daily drinker tea, or lazier session/grandpa style of brewing.

The taste is sweet and smooth, permeated by soft campfire smoke and wet pine wood notes. Early infusions had the faintest hint of black currant in the undertone and finish. Very clean tasting, and as the session continued it almost had a crispness to the finish. I suppose that’s the cooling note described? However that feels like a bit of a stretch to me. Overall, I enjoyed this tea! With a slight expectation switch, I found it really approachable and easy going!

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Song Pairing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgjKlTHbE0k

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