Xiangzhuqing 2021

The deep tangled leaves of this mao cha glows in phantasmic copper suggesting an experience to come. With a touch of hot water the aroma expresses a tangy pungency of light fermentation, while the brew envelopes into a dish composed of zucchini, lemon, and burnt thyme on a late summer barbecue. These wild and loosely-kept leaves are sourced from an area close to the oldest cultivated tea tree in the world and represent a completely different and rewarding perspective on pu'er, uncompromising the vitality often lost with ageing and compression. 
  • ORIGIN: Xiangzhuqing, Fengqing, Lincang, Yunnan, China
  • MEANING: from Xiangzhuqing
  • CULTIVAR: De Ye Zhong
  • HARVEST TIME: 2021
  • TASTE: Zucchini, lemon, burnt thyme


  • Quantity: 6g / 500ml
  • Water temperature: 100°C
  • Infusion time: 5 min
  • Quantity: 3g / 100ml
  • Water temperature: 100°C
  • Several short infusions

Start with few seconds. Increase the brewing time at each following infusion. For best results in gongfu cha, brew in the traditional gaiwan or in a Yixing teapot.