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"Golden Lotus" 2006 Imperial Grade Shou Pu'er

"Golden Lotus" 2006 Imperial Grade Shou Pu'er

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Imperial Grade Shou Pu'er is made from the buds only and is also known in China as Silver Needle Golden Lotus.  Legend has it that the emperor preferred this tea, and hence its name.  Our 2006 rendition, the Golden Lotus, features a smooth, full mouthfeel, light sweetness, and notes of cinnamon, nutmeg, caramel and molasses.  Masterful processing and storage/aging results in a tea of exceptional transparency, prominent minerality, and unique aromas of forest floor and cacao.  The qi is grounding, which compliments the patience of this tea in allowing many infusions and, thus, long and relaxing brewing sessions.  Feel better with the Golden Lotus.

Tea Specifics

Harvest: 2006

Tree: Mixed

Cultivar: Camellia sinensis var. Assamica

All bud, no leaf loose tea

Tasting Notes

Light sweetness; cinnamon; nutmeg; caramel; molasses; cacao; forest floor terroir; rich minerality; mature aromas

Brewing Recommendations

Serving Size: 4-6g of tea per 100ml purified water

Ideal brewing vessel: Clay tea pot

Awaken: Pour 212F water over dry leaves to allow them to awaken for 40 seconds before discarding wash.

Steeping: Boil water to 212F and then wait for the water to stop bubbling before pouring the water into the pot. Replace the tea pot lid. Brew for a few seconds and then pour the liquor into a gong dao bei (fairness pitcher) before apportioning into tea cups.  Keep the lid on the tea pot between steepings to retain the heat. Flash brewing in this manner ensures this tea can be brewed up to 10+ times and brewed again the following morning if left overnight.

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