Ali Shan 2004 (Charcoal)

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Product code: CSTVI-236

Plucked by hand and aged since 2004 by successive charcoal roasting, this high mountain tea offers an infusion with glossy black leaves and warm fragrances.

Its liquor is rounded, velvety and deploys a broad range of aromatic nuances, with accents through woods and vanilla to notes of iodine (seaweed) and empyreumatics (coffee, caramel).

The finish is gentle and deep.

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Gong fu cha technique
balance Quantity / 150ml of water
3
thermometer Temperature of infusion
95
Rinse leaves
  1. Pour water, at recommended temperature for the infusion, on to the leaves.
  2. Allow leaves to soak for 5 to 10 seconds.
  3. Strain off the rinse water and begin your infusion.
lined-clock Infusion length 1
30 sec
lined-clock Infusion length 2
15 sec
lined-clock Infusion length 3
15 sec
Teapot method
balance Quantity / 250ml of water
1
thermometer Temperature of infusion
95
Rinse leaves
  1. Pour water, at recommended temperature for the infusion, on to the leaves.
  2. Allow leaves to soak for 5 to 10 seconds.
  3. Strain off the rinse water and begin your infusion.
lined-clock Infusion length
4 - 5 min
Flavour wheel Identify the principal aromatic notes of a tea
Floral Fruity Woody Earthy Spice Vegetal
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