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"Metal Dragon" 2000 Menghai 7572 Shou Pu'er

"Metal Dragon" 2000 Menghai 7572 Shou Pu'er

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According to the Chinese zodiac, 2000 is the Year of the Dragon, and it belongs to the Metal element based on the Chinese Five Elements.  The Metal Dragon has been associated with confidence, being forthright, great ambition, and a kind heart.  This aged Shou Pu'er is no different.  It is full of confidence, great ambition, and provides time to have constructive moments and creative thoughts.  

Tea Specifics

Harvest: 2000

Tree: Mixed

Cultivar: Camellia sinensis var. Assamica

Factory: Menghai 7572

Large leaf material, full fermentation, coarse, broken cakes.

Originally stored in Hong Kong and then returned to Kunming, Yunnan Province, China in 2010. Kunming's drier conditions further transformed this tea.

Tasting Notes

Large, Fully Fermented Leaves, Broad Flavor Development, aged aromas of forest and ginseng.

Brewing Recommendations

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

Ideal Brewing Vessel: Low-fired, high profile clay tea pot, or porcelain gaiwan or tea pot

Awaken: Pour 212F water over dry leaves to allow them to awaken for 90 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. Brew for a few seconds, replace the lid, and pour the liquor into a gong dao bei (fairness pitcher) before apportioning into tea cups.  Leave the lid off the tea pot between steepings to prevent the leaves from overheating. 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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