|| Factory: Jin Yu Xuan
Harvest Year: Spring 2010
Harvest Area: Jin Mai, Yi Wu and Nan Nuo Mountains
This teacake is a special blend of choice leaves from three famous mountains in Xishuangbanna, Yunnan. The trees are harvested in the spring only. This hand picked, stone pressed cake is made from ancient puer tea trees that are 500 to 800 years old. It has a smooth, clean, floral, multi-dimensional taste that leaves a moist feeling in your mouth. The color is a crystal clear, shiny yellow. It is a great tea to drink now, and is also a world-class puer tea for aging. This tea pays homage to the Buddhist Monk Damo, the originator of Zen Buddhism. The Jin Yu Xuan company only produces a limited amount of tea a year.
Amount to use: 1 tablespoon of tea to 3/4 of a cup of water (5g tea to 178ml water, or 0.18oz tea to 6oz water.) This tea can be brewed more than 10 times.
How to brew: Gently loosen tea from the edge of the tea cake using a tea pick or a butter knife. Place the tea in the teapot. Add *185 degree F (85 C) water to the teapot to awaken and clean the tea. Immediately pour out and discard the water. Add water and brew 10-30 seconds. Serve. Be careful not to over brew this tea.
*This temperature may be approximated by:
1) Using water from a hot water dispenser or
2) Heating water until small bubbles form or
3) Removing a pot of boiling water from its heat source and letting it sit for about 5-10 minutes.