“Xiangxi” (“Lovesickness“) is an aged sheng Puerh from Changning Mentong Yinshan Factory (Baoshan County), harvest 2009.
360-grams teacake of medium density easily separates into twisted brown leaves, buds and thin cuttings. The aroma is restrained, woody-balsamic. The infusion is transparent, with a shade of dark amber.
The bouquet of the ready-made tea is mature, woody-balsamic with notes of autumn leaves, oak moss, herbs and fruits. The aroma is deep and warm, fruity-balsamic. The taste is rich, silky, sweetish, slightly spicy, with woody astringency, sourness of green apples and a refreshing finish.
Steep the tea in a hot water (90-95°C) in a gaiwan or in a teapot made of porous clay. The proportion is 5-6 g per 100 ml. The time of the first steeping is about 5-7 seconds. After that do short steeps (for 1-2 seconds) increasing steeping time for each subsequent step, if necessary. You can steep the tea up to 10 times.
“Xiangxi” is a perfect choice to boost your daytime energy.