2016 Pomelo-Aged 8 Immortals 柚子裝陳八仙

Xu Zheng Cong

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SKU:
W-OP135
Weight:
380.00 Grams
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This unusual aged tea hails from Jieyang, Guangdong, where it is a form of folk medicine. A pomelo is a large Chinese citrus fruit, similar to a grapefruit but with less bitterness. The fruit is hollowed out and the skin is filled with Eight Immortals Dan Cong oolong, wrapped with wire and twisted to press it tight, before being smoked and aged - sometimes for decades. The wrapping and pressing of the fruit gives it its characteristic "pumpkin" appearance. It is prepared by chiseling a chunk of tea and rind off and steeping it or boiling it. The tea and rind are prepared together, with a thumbprint-sized piece of the rind included with a 7-gram dosage of tea. The resulting tea is dark and rich, with a distinct citrus character and a deep, strong Qi. The weight of each full 2016 pomelo varies but is at least 380g.