Fine first flush 2012 raw (sheng) pu’erh from Xin Ban Zhang. Picked from large, ancient arbour trees (over 100 years old) and is composed of slender twisted needle-like leaves. Xin Ban Zhang is a neighboring village to Lao Ban Zhang, the terroir is similar, and this tea shares many similarities to a fine raw Lao Ban Zhang.
The tea leaves when initially steeped, have a grassy, flowery and woodsy aroma, which quickly fades into a smoky floral richness. This Xin Ban Zhang pu’erh is smoky, floral, fresh and has a touch of bitterness and has a strong chaqi.
If stored properly, this will age beautifully; maturity will only bring out the smooth character even more. For the best tea drinking experience, we recommend using a gaiwan and enjoying multiple infusions.
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