2017 "Moon Princess" Sheng / Raw Puerh from Crimson Lotus Tea
The legend of the Moon Princess is a famous one in Chinese history. Her name is Chang'e and she lives on the moon with a giant rabbit. She is immortal, but is banished to the moon and cannot leave. She plays an important role in the Autumn harvest and festivals.
We continue to be impressed with this tea. We pressed the 2016 material last year and this year's material is just as good! This material is a delicious example of Autumn material. Autumn material often lacks the strength that similar Spring material will have. The material comes from Bangdong. Bangdong is so close and so similar to Xigui that most people would sell this material as Xigui 'area'.
The aroma is vegetal with hints of sweet corn. The body is thick and immediate. The flavor is orchid sweetness with a slight bitterness and some astringency. There is a sweet aftertaste that lingers. The tea can brew quite strong if you let it.
- Prefecture: Lincang
- Elevation: 1600m +
- Wood Fired
- Hand Rolled
- Single Varietal
Use 5-10 grams of leaves and brew with 75-150ml ( 2.5-5oz ) of water at or near boiling. Rinse once for a few seconds. Start with quick steeps under 10s. With each re-steep adjust the steep time to your taste.
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