Box-set of pu'er shengpu blend in the making: Guanzizai, Observation
Observation is the first step to master the art of blending: an expert blender is aware of the slightest notes of flavor that identify a single production area, and is able to transcend the different features of multiple mountains to create a unique new harmony.
The present bundle explains this delicate and entertaining process by comparing the Guanzizai blend with the single-origin leaves it is made of:
- Mangfei 忙肺, from Lincang area: sweet and smooth, it can be recognized by the pleasant mellowness and round mouthfeel.
- Mannuo 曼糯, from Xishuangbanna: thick, fruity, and slightly tannic, it is a more intense pu'er, used as starting point for the blended cake.
- Zhenkang 镇康, from Lincang area: delicate, vegetal, and persistent, its fragrance is what makes us crave for multiple infusions.
The bundle contains one full 100 gr. Guanzizai cake, and 3 samples of 20 gr. each of the single-origin loose leaf teas, for a total of 160 gr. of tea.
Origin: Lincang and Xishuangbanna areas, Yunnan province
Flush: Autumn 2020
Storage: the leaves can be stored in their original package or in ceramic vases. Avoid heat, light, and moisture.
Quantity: 1 gr. of tea every 30 ml of water
Rinse: before starting the infusion, rinse the leaves with a very fast washing in order to let them rehydrate and release a more intense brew. Gently cover the leaves with boiling water and pour it after a few seconds.
Brewing time: Begin with a 15 second brew. Increase with each successive brew as needed.
Water temperature: 100° C
Number of brews: 12-15
Quantity: 1 gr. of tea every 100 ml of water
Brewing time: 2-3 minutes
Water temperature: 100° C
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