2004 Nan Jian Phoenix Aroma Aged Raw Pu-erh Tea Cake
An early Nan Jian production of their classic Phoenix Coin cake. The cake is composed of tippy grade and medium leaves from both Wu Liang Shan and Yun Xian county (Lincang) tea leaves. Wu Liang leaves provide butter and aroma, whereas the Yun Xian tea leaves give it body and bitterness. A nice balanced raw cake pressed into the form of a coin (flat edge at a right angle to the face and back of the cake). Compression isn't tight after 12 years of aging in a sub-tropical climate and this tea brews a dark orange-red tea soup. Taste is thick and sweet but with some multi-layered (aged) bitter and astringent!
A complex tea that could be enjoyed now or aged further!
357 grams per cake, samples available!
** Some wrappers may be bug-bitten with little holes in the paper. There may also be some dust between the wrapper and the cake. Rinse tea once or twice briefly before drinking! If you are squeamish please don't order this tea!