Produced in 2003 by the BaiShaXi Tea Factory, this tea is a distinguished product under the CNNP brand. It is crafted from "Hei Cha" (dark tea) leaves, which were carefully harvested from tea plantations in Hunan province.
The tea is characterized by its rough materials, displaying a matured color indicative of its quality. When brewed, it produces a clean liquor that exhibits a unique blend of brown and red tones. The flavor profile of this tea is notably thick, smooth, and mellow, with a hint of sweetness. It is particularly noteworthy for its minimal bitterness and astringency, while the aftertaste promotes a pleasant saliva production, enhancing the overall tasting experience.
This tea has been naturally stored in Guangzhou, which has contributed to its flavor development and aging process.
To enjoy this tea, take 7-15 grams of the dry leaves and steep them in boiling water for 3-5 minutes. After brewing, separate the tea water from the leaves. This tea can also be enjoyed with a twist by adding some milk and a little salt in a ratio of 5:1 (water to milk).
Alternatively, for a more traditional brewing experience, steep the tea using the Gongfu tea method. This approach is similar to the preparation of ripe (shou/shu) Pu-erh tea and allows for a deeper appreciation of the tea's complex flavors and aromas.