Yi Chang Hao 2003 (Gedeng)

For lovers of soft aged Shengs.

The classical Six Famous Tea Mountains were designated during the Qing Dynasty, named for six items left in the range north of the Lancang River by the legendary strategist Zhuge Liang. Gedeng, meaning 'leather strap', offers a wide range in elevation for the plants cultivated upon its slopes, and the tea is known for a crisp, clean profile. These few bing cha, produced in 2003 by the Changtai Tea Group under their flagship Yi Chang brand, are soft and mild, with a velvety texture and woody aroma.

  • ORIGIN:  Gedengshan, Mengla, Xishuangbanna, Yunnan, China
  • FACTORY:  Chang Tai Tea House
  • MEANING:  Yiwu Changtai brand (Yi(wu) Chang(tai) hao)
  • HARVEST TIME:  2003
  • TASTE:  Mild, velvety, wood

Preparation

IN THE TEAPOT
  • Quantity: 6g / 500ml
  • Water temperature: 100°C
  • Infusion time: 5 min
GONGFU CHA METHOD
  • Quantity: 5g / 100ml
  • Water temperature: 100°C
  • Several short infusions

Start with few seconds. Increase the brewing time at each following infusion. Exception: If the leaves are pressed, make the first infusion longer than the second.
For best results in gongfu cha, brew in a Yixing teapot.