You know how Xiaguan is somewhat spunky and hard to drink when it first comes out? Well, Toby had a hookup on the highest production from 2001 that has been stored in Taiwan the entire time. This tea was part of one of his boxes but I asked if I could use it on my site and he said sure!

So I bought a full cake, a pricey one too, with hopes to figure out why these things cost so much when they get older… not much to the look right

So I break this cake up and it just flakes apart which was a total ‘woah’ moment for myself because I never experienced an iron cake just begging to come apart… so I decided to treat myself one day and tried it :)

This is hard to explain unless you go into yourself because I cannot explain it better than smooth Xiaguan juice… but that would make no sense you know? Juicy Xiaguan… still doesn’t work. Well, this tea is quite inviting to continue steeping and enjoy over and over and that subtle depth that last makes it somewhat delicate which sounds odd.

I wish these didn’t cost as much because now I want one just so I can show people the difference between fresh and aged raw xiaguan puerh

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