2007 Qiaojun "Huang Zhi" 250g Shou / Ripe Puerh Brick
There are only a few of these bricks left and the paper on each is pretty torn.
Qiaojun is part of of the Honghai Tea Factory based in Man Zhen Village near Menghai, Yunnan, China. They have been in the tea business since 1999.
These are very large leaves hand picked from younger trees 30-40 years old. This is an interesting blend. It contains a large percentage of early 2000's huang pian from Yiwu. This huang pian was processed into shou puerh in a separate wodui process. Then it was blended with Menghai, Nannou, Mengsong, and Bada area leaves picked in 2007. Aging was done for 3 years in Guangdong and 4 years in Kunming.
This puerh brews very light even with longer steepings. This will brew very smooth with a pronounced mellow sweetness. It's moist in the throat with a pleasant aftertaste.
The wrappers for these cakes have seen better days and may arrive torn.
Use 5-7 grams of leaves and brew with 6-8 ounces of water at or near boiling. Wash twice for 3s each, then start with a quick steep of 8-10s. With each re-steep adjust the steep time to your taste.