2011 Xiang Yi "Yi Pin Fu" Hunan Fu Brick Tea
This is from the Xiang Yi Tea Factory in An Hua county of Hunan Province. Xiang Yi is the second oldest producer of Hunan Hei Cha after Bai Sha Xi Tea Factory.
This Fu Brick is composed of An Hua grown tea that's been picked and processed with frying, rolling, wilting and then sun-dried. The bricks are tightly compressed which allows for slow but determined post fermentation. This tea may or may not have golden flowers (eurotium cristatum). Most bricks have it; some do not.
This particular brick was stored in An Hua County of Hunan from 2011 until now. The smell of the dry leaf is fruit and hardwood. The taste is sweet, with an earth and tropical hardwood taste, with a smooth and sweet mushroom broth finish. You can really push this tea in later steeps with awesome results! You might even boil the leaves from the start if you like your fu strong and thick!
This tea can be infused 7 to 10 times if brewed gong fu style. We recommend loosening the tea using a pick into smallish chunks layer by layer. We also recommend using a clay, porcelain, or silver teapot AND the hottest water possible.
An incredibly unique tea that's also very very enjoyable to drink!
400 grams per brick
** Because there is a possibility the golden flowers were inoculated using wheat flour we cannot guarantee this tea is safe for those with Celiac Disease or those that have severe gluten induced allergies **