This is an educational sample pack with special discounts applied.
This sample pack is represents a good range of pure Yiwu products produced with high quality. It is a very accessible set of teas, especially good for those relatively new to Puer and/or Yiwu. If you are relatively new to tea, this pack will help you learn more about specific characteristics of different Yiwu productions. If you are a more experienced tea drinker, you will still be able to learn more about our company products, clean Guangzhou ageing, and likely experience nuances about mouthfeel, cha qi and huigan, especially when compared to blended or non-Yiwu products.
We know that many brands have products labeled as 'Yiwu' that has been blended, or worse 'faked', and it's therefore difficult for Puer drinkers to know what typical Yiwu traits are. By tasting all of the samples included in this pack, you can learn many of the typical traits of quality Yiwu tea. Key things to pay attention to are thickness of liquor, salivation, returning sweetness and lasting aroma. Low bitterness and astrigency in all of the teas.
8 samples included, 20g each, totaling 160g.
2017 Yiwu Qiaomu
2012 Yiwu Qiaomu
2017 Yiwu Gushu
2012 Yiwu Gushu
2015 Yiwu Huangpian
2016 Yiwu Ripe
Brewing suggestions: 1g per 10ml, flash steeps with 95+ degreeC water for first 6-8 steeps, start increasing steep time if a particular steep seems light in flavour based on your own preferences. Rest between steeps to savour the flavour and returning sweetness/aroma.
2017 Yiwu Hongcha
2016 Yiwu Gushu Hongcha
Brewing suggestions: 1g per 10ml, flash steeps with 90 degreeC water for first 6-8 steeps, start increasing steep time if a particular steep seems light in flavour based on your own preferences. Rest between steeps to savour the flavour and returning sweetness/aroma.
Note that we also range of single estate Gushu productions that highlight the nuances of different areas in the Yiwu mountain range even further. There are variations in terroir which further affect the nuanced traits and the gushu trees produce leaves that are able to highlight the traits of their terroir. The Gushu Explorer packs are recommended for more experienced drinkers of Puer wanting to learn about these differences.
Yiwu Basics Sampler Pack 2017 (160g, 8x20g)
We highly recommend starting with gongfu style brewing using 7-8 grams of tea in a 100ml gaiwan.
Our own preferred style of brewing is 8-10 grams tea, 100ml gaiwan, flash steeping with boiling water to start and increasing the brewing time according to strength of taste.
If, for any reason, you are brewing broken leaves instead of whole leaf, we recommend increasing the water to tea ratio - 20 to 25ml per gram, as broken leaves release flavour much more quickly than whole leaf.