Nannuo Bama Xue Yue 2006

For lovers of exquisite, refined Sheng

Formerly only available in our Private Collection subscription, this limited edition, distinctive cake from our namesake tea mountain is worth every drop: flash brewing yields a mild, woody liquor with an aftertaste of milky caramel tempered by medium astringency. The aroma may take its cue from the orange of its wrapper, and the oxidized buds within, displaying the addictive tartness of dried apricots. Already aged for more than a decade, it promises to grant its owner many years of pleasure.

Watch Gabriele and Caroline's tasting of this special bing:

  • ORIGIN:  Shitouzhai, Nannuoshan, Menghai, Xishuangbanna, Yunnan, China
  • FACTORY:  Shitouzhai Tea Factory
  • MEANING:  Nannuo Bama snow moon (Nannuo Bama xue yue)
  • HARVEST TIME:  Spring 2006
  • TASTE:  Oak, caramel, dried apricot


  • Quantity: 6g / 500ml
  • Water temperature: 100°C
  • Infusion time: 5 min
  • 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.