mao cha

Baihuatan 2022

Not too far removed from the Yiwu range, young tea trees produce these large, twisted buds that exude a tangy and almost smoky fragrance. Despite their recent harvesting, the liquor they produce has a smoothness in the flavor of honeyed biscuits and yellow plum, though the acidity and tannins of green wood are never far away. Both stimulating and refreshing, it may be the perfect Pu'er for warmer climes or to stretch out an afternoon with along with some tea snacks. It may also make for an interesting choice to age at home, the loose leaves' exposure to air ensuring more rapid progress than were they pressed in a bing, but its raw yet balanced character recommends it for immediate sampling.
  • ORIGIN:  Baihuatan, Mengla, Xishuangbanna, Yunnan
  • ALTITUDE:  1650 meters
  • CULTIVAR:  Da Ye Zhong
  • HARVEST TIME:  Spring 2022
  • TASTE:  Yellow plum, green wood, honey
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Preparation

IN THE TEAPOT
  • Quantity: 6g / 500ml
  • Water temperature: 100°C
  • Infusion time: 4–5 min
GONGFU CHA METHOD
  • Quantity: 5g / 100ml
  • Water temperature: 100°C
  • Several short infusions

Start with few seconds. Increase the brewing time at each following infusion. Exception: If the leaves are pressed, make the first infusion longer than the second.
For best results in gongfu cha, brew in a Yixing teapot.