Spiritwood Tea Collective

Xiaguan Teji Tuo 2003

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Location:
China, Yunnan, Dali
中國,雲南,大理

Cultivar:
Big Leaf, arbor
*Please note that, unlike the rest of our collection, this tea is not made from ancient tree material
大葉種,茶園

Style:
Sheng (Raw) Puer, 100g Tuo
生普洱,沱

Harvest:
2003

Storage:
Taiwan natural storage

Xiaguan, one of the major puer factories, has been producing Tuocha (the tightly pressed bowl-shaped cake) since 1902. These 100g cakes are from their "Teji" line of sheng puer. Teji means premium grade, and it is the highest of Xiaguan's 3 tuocha grades (Teji > Jiaji > Yiji). Xiaguan trees are known for their bold taste, which makes this tea a great candidate for aging.

Impressions:
At almost 20 years, this once fierce tea has mellowed very nicely in natural Taiwan storage. Camphor, sandalwood, leather, tobacco. Goes many steeps. Perfect for a budget puer, or for anyone learning about factory tea or sheng storage.

Preparation: 
7g/ 100°C/ 100mL
Start steeps at 5 seconds