2010 XiaGuan "FT8653-10" Iron Cake 357g Puerh Raw Tea Sheng Cha - King Tea Mall

2010 XiaGuan "FT8653-10" Iron Cake 357g Puerh Raw Tea Sheng Cha

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  • Type: Sheng Puerh (Raw Puerh)
  • Manufacturer: XiaGuan Tea Factory
  • Name: FT8653-10
  • Weight: 357g
  • Storage: Guangzhou natural storage

Flavor Profile:

  • Tea Threads: The tightly compressed tea threads boast a remarkable appearance, reflecting the superior craftsmanship and quality of the blend.
  • Aroma: Upon infusion, the tea releases a subtle smoky aroma intertwined with the original fragrance of the tea leaves, inviting the senses on a sensory journey.
  • Taste:
    • Sweetness and Complexity: Experience a harmonious blend of sweetness, medium bitterness, and astringency, creating a nuanced flavor profile that evolves with each sip.
    • Refreshing Strength: Despite a gradual onset, the tea's strength and refreshing flavor gradually emerge, leaving a lasting impression on the palate.
    • Mellowness: Revel in the thick and mellow taste, characterized by its soothing texture and lingering sweetness.
  • Variations:
    • T Version: The hard-pressed cake of the "T" version ages slower, preserving the unique fragrance of new tea.
    • FT Version: Renowned for its softer flavor profile compared to the general version, the "FT" version offers a more delicate taste experience.

Historical Background:

  • Origin: Initially produced in 1985 as per the order from a Japanese buyer, the blend recipe was finalized in 1986 and officially named "8653" in 1988. XiaGuan Tea Factory, designated as No. 3 within the CNNP group, oversees its production.
  • Variations: The "8653" series includes various versions such as the general "8653," "T 8653" (pressed into an iron cake), "FT 8653" (tailored for the Taiwanese market), and "FTT 8653" (iron cake for FT tea company).


The 2010 XiaGuan "FT8653-10" Iron Cake stands as a testament to the time-honored tradition and excellence of Puerh tea. Whether you're embarking on a journey of exploration or seeking to deepen your appreciation for this revered beverage, this tea promises a rewarding experience. Indulge in its captivating flavors, embrace its rich history, and elevate your daily tea ritual with the unparalleled quality of XiaGuan Tea Factory's craftsmanship.

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