The raw material of this tea ball called "Zi Ya" literally purple buds or purple sprout. It harvest from wild tea trees grown in over 2480 meters altitude high mountain area. The purple buds appear only on these variant tea trees in early spring time. Its dark purple color signals that it is high in antioxidants called anthocyanins.
Why a tea ball?
1. The tea balls fit all tea makers well-Gaiwans, teapots, tea makers,etc.
2. The handmade tea ball retains the most out of the initial form of the raw material.
3. The tea ball is not over compressed so it is easy to be infused.
4. It keeps the tea leaves even heated in the water.
5. Each tea ball contains about 8gram tea leaves, just the right amount for brewing.
|Other Names||Pu-erh tea ball, tea globe, ripe pu-erh tea ball, Pu er shu cha qiu.|
|Growing Area||Meng Hai tea production areas, Xishuangbanna Dai Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan Province, China|
|Harvest Period||Early Spring|
|Year of Manufacture||2014|
|Cultivation||Gu Shu-Wild/Old Tea Tree|
|Leaf Grade||1st grade, 1 bud and 1 leaf.|
|Shape||Qiu Cha-Tea Ball|
|Tea Factory||Meng Hai Tong Qing Tang Tea Factory|
|Appearance||Tight tea balls. The raw material is made of purple buds, which is dark purple in color, the buds are slim and tender.|
|Aroma||The smell is fresh, grassy, with a hint of azalea fragrance.|
|Liquor||Bright yellow color tea liquor, clear, pure.|
|Tasting Notes||The tea soup is smooth, mild with slightly honey sweet aftertaste and fruity aroma. Very special.|
|Teaware||Gaiwan(Covered Bowl), Gong Fu Tea-set, Piao Yi Tea Maker, Zi Sha(Purple Clay Pot)|
|Steeping Instructions||Add tea into the teapot or Gaiwan→Quickly wash the tea with hot water for 2 times→Add hot water and steep for 10~20 secs for the first infusions.Gradually extend the steeping time for the next infusions.|
|Storage||It is often recommended to age ripened pu-erh to “air out” the unpleasant musty flavours and odours formed due to maocha fermentation.|
|Country of Manufacture||China|
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|Packing & Weight||50g~500g/bag. Default packing with aluminium coated kraft paper bag.|
Unique, mellow, and rich Review by Theo
This tea is quite different from the other zi ya sheng pu'er I have tried from other regions. It's not sharp or bitter at all. It has a honey-like fragrance and an unusual flavor that reminds me of well-done steak, as strange as that sounds. The leaves are entirely intact and maintain their purple color even after being steeped, which isn't the case for purple teas from the De Hong region of western Yunnan. Very mellow and deep in flavor. Good cha qi, as well. The steak flavor is not to my liking, but some may find it enjoyable. (Posted on 11/17/2015)
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