This is Xiaguan's re-interpretation of the now legendary "88 Qing Bing" which was produced in 1988 and since become a classic and highly valuable raw pu-erh cake due to its powerful and complex taste.
The 2001 version of this cake is a classic, and the cake which we are offering here has been aged in Kunming since 2001. 15 years of Kunming storage has given this cake an aged feeling but not compromising it's character or powerful taste and cha qi.
This 2008 Baoyan cake is made from fermented Lincang material (Yun Xian and Mengku). It's medium light fermentation, so there is still a sweet raw edge to the tea and a very slight whiskey-like peat/smoky. It takes several rounds to open up and give up it's goodness.
A staple product among Tibetan peoples for decades, this coarse tea brick is Yunnan's contribution to Yak Butter tea. The tea bricks are broken apart and chunks are boiled in hot water. Guangdong Dry Storage means it's aged quite alot already!
A nice quality tuo with plenty of aroma and strong taste. Aged taste has already creeped in. This is Guangdong dry stored, quite a bit more aged than the same year Kunming stored Da Zhong tuo we offer here on our US website.
Composed entirely from blended mao cha that has been dry aged in warehouse of the Xiaguan tea factory. A very clean aged taste without any off smells or tastes. Tastes like a 10+ years aged Kunming stored Xiaguan raw cake. Sample available!
This is Xiaguan's standard "Jia Ji" recipe. In 2005 this light green box was used only once, even other 2005 issues of Jia Ji tuo in box were all the classic dark green color. Dry-stored in Kunming since 2005.
The Te Ji (aka Special Grade) tuo is a newer Xiaguan recipe. High grade material is processed in the traditional method and then tightly compressed and stored in these individual round boxes. The boxes protect the tea from fluctuations in temperature and humidity giving the tea a stable environment perfect for aging!
The tea has typically strong and pungent cha qi, while the thickness of the tea in the mouth is felt. Compression is relatively tight, but typical for Xiaguan tuo cha. This is an optimum tea for long-term aging, but could also be enjoyed immediately by those aficionados of young sheng!
The tea is average Grade 1 to Grade 3 Ripe Pu-erh made from Lincang and Simao material. It has the classic Xiaguan ripe tea taste. Aromatic and smooth with a sweet taste, but distinctively Xiaguan in character!