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2012 &2024 Zodiac Dragon Raw Pu-erh Tea Samples

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Begin an extraordinary journey in tea tasting with our unique 2012 & 2024 Zodiac Dragon Raw Pu-erh Tea Samples. This exclusive set offers a special chance to experience two exceptional years represented by the powerful symbol of the Dragon. 

Chinese zodiac culture is an integral part of traditional Chinese culture, rooted in the lunar calendar and astrological beliefs. The Chinese zodiac consists of twelve animal signs, with each animal representing a year in a twelve-year cycle. The twelve animals are the Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, and Pig. In Chinese culture, the Dragon is considered a symbol of luck, prosperity, authority, nobility, confidence, charisma, ambition, determination, innovation, versatility, strength, and courage. These characteristics make the dragon an auspicious symbol.

Tea culture and zodiac culture are both brilliant aspects of traditional culture. Zodiac tea combines these two cultures, creating a union as harmonious as pearls joined with jade, reviving traditional culture with new vitality. It responds to the call of the times to rejuvenate traditional culture, holding great value for collection and commemoration

2024 Zodiac Dragon Raw (Right), 2012 Zodiac Dragon Raw (Left)

 

Dry Leaves

2024: Fresh and vibrant aroma, with scents of floral or fruity notes. The colour exhibits more vibrant shades of green, reflecting the fresh and young nature of the tea.

2012: The dry leaves have a more complex and mature aroma, with notes of earthiness, wood, and sometimes dried fruits or medicinal herbs.  The colour is darker color with brownish tones.

 

2024 Zodiac Dragon Raw (Left), 2012 Zodiac Dragon Raw (Right)

 

Aroma

2024: The aroma of this younger sheng is fresh and more vibrant, with a focus on green, grassy notes.

2012: The aroma of this aged sheng is more nuanced, with a mix of earthy, fruity, and floral scents.

 

Colour of Tea Liquor

2024: Light and bright yellow.

2012: The colour turned to darker and more amber or orange-toned.

2024 Zodiac Dragon Raw (Left), 2012 Zodiac Dragon Raw (Right)


Taste & Mouthfeel

2024: The taste of a 2021 sheng is bright and fresh with a pleasant bitterness which is followed by a quick sweet aftertaste. It exhibits grassy or green notes, with a higher bitterness or astringency that hasn't mellowed out yet.

2011: The flavors have evolved, resulting in a smoother, mellower, more velvety and more complex taste. Earthy, woody, and fruity notes are present, with a subtle sweetness and a more rounded, mellow profile.


Infused Leaves

2024: Retain more of their original bright green color. The leaves are more robust and resilient, maintaining a fresher appearance. They are more intact, with clear leaf veins and edges.

2012: Display a darker, more subdued color, ranging from olive green to brownish hues. The leaves appear a bit more broken down and softened due to the aging process. They are slightly more fragile and delicate when compared to the younger leaves.

2024 Zodiac Dragon Raw (Left), 2012 Zodiac Dragon Raw (Right)

 

Product Details

Type
Raw Pu'er (Sheng Pu'er)
Quantity & Shape 2 Packs of Tea Samples
Weight
100g (50g each)
Harvest Year 2012 & 2024
Tea Source Blended (Multi-Region)
Age of Tea Trees > 100 years
Certifications China Organic Product
Harvest Area
Yunnan Province, China
Tea Factory Menghai Chensheng Tea Industry Co., Ltd.
Water Ratio Every 7g tea leaves served with 120ml water
Temperature

203°F  ~ 212°F (95°C ~ 100°C)


Infusing Tips

For raw Pu-erh, it is recommended to use 5-7g per brew, and for ripe tea, it is recommended to use 7-10g per brew.

1-6 Infusions

The tea should be steeped for 5 seconds after pouring water, without being overstepped to avoid bitterness.

7-12 Infusions

The brewing time can be extended by 5-10 seconds.

Over 12 Infusions

The brewing time can be extended by 10-30 seconds.

*      Mastering the steeping time according to your own taste, Da Shu Cha (Large-leaf arbor tree tea) can be brewed 15-20 times or more.

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