"Xiao Fa" as a series with long history also has a number mark of "7663" due to the blend recipe was initiated in 1976 year using 6th grade tea material as main and produced by Xiaguan tea factory with serial number 3 in group of CNNP before.
Tight and neat tea threads with great appearance and unique ferment tea fragrance.
Clear tea liquor color with brightness.
Taste is smooth, mellow and thick with soothing and relaxing tea flavor.
Guangzhou natural storage.
"Xiao Fa" which means "Sell to France" because of this series was produced for export to France according to order from there. Later, this series was also sold in domestic market and has gotten reputation since then.
It has variations on individual weight like 100g and 250g and difference on package like hard paper box or wrapper only and 5pcs in one soft paper bag, but the recipe and quality has no difference, except some special version published for commemoration.
Dont let the price fool you, this is some great tea.
Extremely clean 0 wo dui flavour nor taste. The aroma is surprisingly complex, some faint smoky backdrop with standard good shou aroma of wet soil and wood with noticeable vanillar hints. Flavour fairly similar to the aroma. You can get some very intense couple of insuions going near 1g/10ml of brewing vessel going 5min, you cant overbrew this tea. Not very infusable but hey at this bargain of a price with good complexity of aroma and such pleasant taste is hard to beat. Would buy again 100% and recommend to those who want an easy tea fkr casual drinking. Pairs great with a cigar.