Cang Jia Shuffle 2015
This young tea hits a sweet spot for us. It's got enough assertive potency to be excellent for aging while still being very graceful and enjoyable to drink now. Cang Jia is sometimes spelled more like it sounds, "Chang Jia". The village lies about half way between Kunming and Lincang in the Wuliang area of Yunnan Province. This 2015 spring-picked tea was tested free of pesticide residues and comes from a spray-free farm.
The flavors are rich - buttery, pepper, lemon with some tang that dances in the back corners of the mouth. It flexes its muscles in the early infusions with a bit of drying and cooling sensations. Popcorn-esque grain flavors and delicate sweetness develop later.
Basic Brewing Instructions:
- Raw Pu'er tea may be given a 5-10 second rinse (Ripe Pu'er may be given two 5-10 second rinses) with the same temperature water as used for brewing.
- 195˚-212˚ F water temperature.
- Use 1-3 teaspoons per 8 Oz. of filtered water.
- Recommended first steeping of 30 seconds - 1 minute. Add 30 seconds for each subsequent infusion.
Tea brewing is meant to be a joyful exploration. There are no hard and fast rules. Experiment with the quantity of tea that you use, and steeping times. Enjoy discovering what your preferences are. They may change day to day.