Factory: Yuan Bao Zhi
Harvest Year: Spring 2015
Harvest Area: Xishuangbanna
Very limited production from 600-year-old tea trees that were planted in the Song Dynasty. The trees, ranging in height from 12 to 36 feet, are now are essentially wild. It comes in a beautiful wrapper that features a Chinese Buddhist poem. The flavor is clean with a long lasting aroma. The brewed tea is clear, shiny, and golden yellow in color.
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 about 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. Rinse the tea and discard the water a second time. Finally, 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 10 minutes.