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Xingren Xiang Superior

If you truly crave the eponymous scent of this cultivar, then this is the Xingren Xiang for you. It shares the fruitiness and florality of its Dancong brethren, but translates the distinctive note of almond from its familiar nuttiness to a green florality, interplaying with soft apricot and the slightest touch of saline wakame. It's an irresistible taste for any attracted to marzipan, amaretto, or qurabiya, and a variation from the more strictly fruity Dancongs, while retaining the same richness of aroma. While not all teas correspond so closely to their names, one which hits the mark can leave as much satisfaction as the more indefinable of flavors.

  • ORIGIN:  Wudong, Fenghuang, Guangdong, China
  • ELEVATION:  ca. 860 m
  • MEANING:  Almond fragrance (xing ren xiang)
  • CULTIVAR:  Xingren Xiang
  • HARVEST TIME:  March 2021
  • TASTE:  Almond, apricot, wakame
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Preparation

IN THE TEAPOT
  • Quantity: 6g / 500ml
  • Water temperature: 90°C
  • Infusion time: 4 min
GONGFU CHA METHOD
  • Quantity: 3g / 100ml
  • Water temperature: 90°C
  • 4 infusions: 45, 60, 60, 90 sec

For best results in gongfu cha, brew in the traditional gaiwan or in a Yixing teapot. Too high water temperature would burn the leaves, resulting in bitter taste.