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

2010 XiaGuan "FT8653-10" 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 tea threads are tightly compressed, boasting a pristine appearance that reflects the high-quality tea materials used in this blend.
  • Aroma: Upon brewing, the tea releases a delicate aroma with hints of smokiness and the original fragrance of tea leaves, enticing the senses with its complexity.
  • Taste:
    • Sweetness and Depth: Experience a delightful interplay of sweetness, medium bitterness, and astringency, creating a balanced flavor profile that evolves with each sip.
    • Refreshing Strength: Despite its gradual onset, the tea's strength and refreshing flavor gradually emerge, leaving a lasting impression on the palate.
    • Mellowness: The tea offers a thick and mellow taste, enveloping the palate in a soothing sensation that lingers long after consumption.
  • Variations:
    • T Version: The hard-pressed cake of the "T" version ages slower, preserving the unique fragrance of new tea.
    • FT Version: Known for its softer flavor profile compared to the general version, the "FT" version offers a more nuanced taste experience.

Historical Background:

  • Origin: Originally produced in 1985 as per the order from a Japanese buyer, the blend recipe was finalized in 1986 and 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 iron cake), "FT 8653" (tailored for Taiwanese market), and "FTT 8653" (iron cake for FT tea company).


The 2010 XiaGuan "FT8653-10" Cake is not just a tea; it's a journey through the rich history and diverse flavors of Puerh tea. Whether you're a seasoned enthusiast or new to the world of Puerh, this tea offers an unparalleled opportunity to explore its complexity and savor its distinctive characteristics. Embrace the tradition and excellence embodied by XiaGuan Tea Factory with each indulgent sip of this remarkable blend.

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