XiZiHao (XZH) is a high quality “boutique” brand of puer. I set out to taste their 2013 “Que Zhen” and “Xuan Xi” shengs in order to make a purchase decision. Nicely compressed whole leaves with a few buds mixed in. Appealing aroma coming from the dry material which yields a clear and bright golden yellow tea soup. This gradually darkens as the air works on it. There is a honeylike tone and good body in the sip. An appealing sweet finish with a pleasant mouth-watering effect and a cooling aftertaste. Sweet and fruity top notes with a darker base. Good longevity – no signs of weakness after ten brews. This is a tasty quality tea which provides a pleasant experience. Worthy of a purchase but I opted to add the Xuan Xi to my collection instead of this Que Zhen.
Note: Both samples acquired from Houde http://houdeasianart.com/