This 2018 raw/sheng puer is a rare treasure that is ideal for aging. This extraordinary large-leaf varietal is known as Zi Juan, or Purple Beauty. While growing, these leaves display a striking reddish-purple color. Once dried, the leaves turn to a dark blackish-green. When brewed, they become a dark teal, with accents of purple. Given this transformation, and the different colors it displays in each form, it is also known as "Tricolor Tea."
Dry, this tea has a rich, sweet aroma. Wet, its smell is rich and spicy, like a robust, wild white. Its flavor is warming and sweet, with a juiciness that makes the taste buds water. It is a good tea for a rainy day, with slight menthol aromatics, and a full, sweet aftertaste.
This tea can be consumed presently, but its true value will be revealed once it has aged further. This tea can be purchased for personal consumption or as an investment, as its value will increase significantly as time goes on.
Lasts about 10 brews.
Each cake consists of 357 grams.