2011 XiaGuan "FT8653-11" Cake 357g Puerh Raw Tea Sheng Cha - King Tea Mall
2011 XiaGuan "FT8653-11" Cake 357g Puerh Raw Tea Sheng Cha - King Tea Mall
2011 XiaGuan "FT8653-11" Cake 357g Puerh Raw Tea Sheng Cha - King Tea Mall

2011 XiaGuan "FT8653-11" Cake 357g Puerh Raw Tea Sheng Cha

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  • Type: Sheng Puerh (Raw Puerh)
  • Manufacturer: XiaGuan Tea Factory
  • Name: FT8653-11 Cake
  • Origin: Yunnan Province, China
  • Form: Compressed Cake
  • Weight: 357 grams

Flavor Profile:

  • Appearance: The cake features tight and neat tea threads with an excellent appearance, showcasing the high quality of the leaves.
  • Liquor Color: The brewed tea liquor is clear and bright, indicative of its purity and high quality.
  • Taste: This tea offers a well-rounded and complex flavor profile:
    • Slight Smoky Flavor: A slight smoky flavor is present, complementing the tea's original fragrance.
    • Sweetness: The tea has a natural sweetness balanced with medium bitterness and astringency.
    • Refreshing Flavor: The tea flavor is refreshing and strong, often developing slowly but with significant intensity.
    • Thick and Mellow: The taste is thick and mellow, providing a rich and satisfying mouthfeel.


  • T Version: This version is pressed into a hard cake, which ages more slowly but well preserves the original fragrance of the new tea.
  • FT Version: This version has a softer flavor profile compared to the general version, making it smoother and less rough, ideal for daily drinking.


  • The tea has been stored in Guangzhou under natural conditions, ensuring optimal aging and preservation of its quality.

Additional Notes:

  • Historical Significance: The "8653" series is a benchmark Sheng Puerh in the market. Originally produced in 1985 for a Japanese buyer, the order was later canceled, leading to its sale in the domestic market. It was officially named "8653" in 1988, with the recipe initiated in 1986 using 5th grade tea materials as the main component.
  • Variations Explained:
    • General 8653: The standard version using the original blend recipe.
    • T 8653: Pressed into an iron-hard cake, slowing aging and preserving fragrance.
    • FT 8653: Ordered by Fei Tai (Fly to Taiwan) tea company, using younger and smaller leaves for a softer taste.
    • FTT 8653: The iron cake version ordered by FT tea company.


  • The 2011 XiaGuan "FT8653-11" Cake is well recommended for those who want to learn about Puerh tea and enjoy it in their daily tea life. Its balanced flavor profile, historical significance, and excellent aging potential make it a valuable addition to any tea collection.

Experience the rich tradition and refined craftsmanship of the 2011 XiaGuan "FT8653-11" Cake, a tea that embodies the excellence and legacy of XiaGuan Tea Factory.

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