Old Tree Xinzhai, Sheng Puerh 2016
Old Tree XinZhai // 2016
25g Sample or 200g Cake
From the greater Bangwei area, Lancang County, Pu’er City, Yunnan Province, China.
This tea is organically grown!
A fairly tight pressing but breaking quite freely, this tea has short twisted and curled leaves with a good distribution of golden buds, silvery flecks and leaves of deep burnt tones and tan brown hues. The wet leaves giving a clean and warming fruit notes like apricot brewing a rose gold tea soup with excellent clarity. Medium body with a good rich and thick complex stone fruit flavour coating the mouth, while being soft and sweet as well as smooth and mellow tasting, a touch of astringency extending into a long lasting satisfying flavour depth.
Spring harvest from older tea trees, pure growing in a very biodiverse environment within the tea garden. The tea trees have benefitted from not being overpicked, meaning they will offer a great depth of character to the finished tea. The leaves have had good clean processing and storage, pressed in 2016 and stored since in Malaysia by Essence of Tea.