Zao Xiang (Date Fragrance)

Mini Shu Puer Bricks 2005

An inexpensive shu puer tea that is ideal for new puer tea drinkers. It has a slightly fruity and sweet taste, reminiscent of Chinese dates or jujube.

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Tea Origin
Qianjiazhai Village, Zhenyuan County, Yunnan Province, China

Tea Bush
Yunnan Dayezhong (Yunnan Large Leaf Tea Tree)

Tea Maker
Gong Liping and Ran Yijun

Harvest Time

Plucking Standard
One bud, three leaves

The Zao Xiang (Date Fragrance) mini shu puer brick is a great starting place for new puer tea drinkers, especially those interested in trying shu puer tea. Each tuocha weighs 6-8 grams. Some of the heavier pieces may be divided into two if desired.

This tea has been carefully ripened to achieve a lightly cooked Chinese date or jujube fragrance. The tea has a deep red hue and a more fruity flavor than other puer. Its smooth and slightly sweet liquor sustains over multiple steeps.

Zao Xiang (Date Fragrance) brewing guidelines

One piece, 7-8 grams tea

12 oz 100°C (212ºF) water

3 min. first infusion

At least 5 infusions: 3, 3, 5, 8, 10 minutes