2019 Spring Hekai Old Tree 100g Maocha Loose Leaf - Sheng / Raw Puerh Tea
This Hekai material is really something special. This is the loose leaf maocha that we pressed into our "Danger Zone" cakes. After our experiences with a King Cobra in this Hekai garden last year this tea was a must purchase this year. We pre ordered the entire garden! Each leaf in this tea comes from the forest where we had a very close encounter with a 15ft long King Cobra. You can read all about that story here.
Hekai is pretty great already but this garden is truly special. There is an emotional vibe to the garden that makes you feel like you've stepped back into a prehistoric era.
This tea brews THICK! It is a gentler tea with minimal bitterness and astringency but flavor and aroma are quite nice. It has a great aftertaste and a very noticeable chaqi tea energy. It's like being kissed by a cobra.
We have pressed this material into 100g cakes with custom art from Jake Knapp ( @knappuer ) .
Check out the tea garden that this tea came from:
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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