2023 Yiwu Xiao Gaogan Sheng / Raw Puerh Tea - 200g Cake

$ 79.99

Hooo boy, this tea! Yiwu is just an amazing place with really incredible teas. These are unusually dark leaves. There is a noticeable mintiness in the dry leaf. As you dive into this tea you're welcomed with clear minty notes with a menthol vibe. Background aromas of pine resin and a floral cotton candy add to the complexity. There is a lot of flavor but it's gentle. It has a great body and plenty of returning throat sweetness! 

These trees are called '小高杆' / xiăo gāo gān which means "Small Tall Pole". This is an interesting varietal similar to the Kunlu Wild material we source each year. These trees are found in denser forests and they do grow quite tall to fight for the sunlight. This garden is close to Yibang.

  • Prefecture: Xishuangbanna
  • Elevation: 1300+ m
  • Wood Fired
  • Hand Rolled
  • Direct Sun Dried
  • Single Varietal
  • Spring Material

This is a single origin sheng puerh tea offering that is unique and offers an incredible tea experience. It is are from a single garden and remains unblended and processed individually. This tea was aged loose for a year before getting pressed. The extra time aging as loose material gives the tea a nice head start.

We pressed very few of these cakes and will not be able to offer samples.

Brewing Instructions

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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