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Xiaguan ripe pu erh

2022 Xiaguan 1st Grade Loose Leaf Tea

2022 Xiaguan 1st Grade Loose Leaf Tea

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For a tea company specialised in compressed tea, it's rare to see Xiaguan launch a loose leaf tea. This is a light fermented ripe pu erh tea consisting of small tea leaves. Enjoy complex yet very accessible flavours of sweet dates, malt and wet wood. Due to subtle post-fermentation, this tea also has characteristics of a sweet Chinese black tea.


  • Year: 2022
  • Season: Spring
  • Production date: 12 Mar 2022
  • Origin: Dali
  • Leaf grade: natural tea gardens
  • Varietal (cultivar): large leaf Assamica (Da Ye Zhong)
  • Type: ripe (shou)
  • Weight: 100g

How to Steep

How to make Xiaguan 1st grade tea?

There are two methods to prepare this loose leaf pu erh tea:

Gongfu brewing

Brew 4 gram with 120 ml of water at 100 °C. Steep for 10 seconds and add 5 seconds for each infusion.

Western brewing

Steep 3 gram with 350 ml of water at 100 °C. Apply a brewing time of 1-2 minutes and add 30 seconds for each next infusion.

Shipping, Returns & Payment Methods

Delivery time: 1-10 day EU delivery. For estimates per country, please visit the shipping info page at the bottom of our website.

Custom taxes?: because we ship from our EU warehouse, you will NOT be charged tax upon delivery if you're based in the EU. All taxes are already included in our prices.

Free shipping: available for orders over €80 for EU & UK and over €100 for other countries.

Returns: orders can be returned for a refund within 30 days. Products should returned in unopened, unused condition.

Payment methods: we accept Credit Cards, PayPal, iDeal, Bancontact, Sofort banking, Apple Pay and Google Pay.

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Our design work is inspired by the artwork “Along the River During the Qingming Festival” by the Zhang Zeduan in the Song Dynasty. Instead of displaying the daily lives of people in the capital of China (as the original artwork), we display the tea making process of farmers through the same bird’s eye perspective.

When examining our packaging design in detail, tea enthusiasts will observe the tea making process, featuring tea farmers picking, drying, rolling, and frying tea leaves. The tea is then tasted in a pavilion and transported by horses along the ‘ancient tea road’.

Together, the traditional Chinese landscape and tea making theme, symbolise heritage, tradition, and respect for hard work of tea farmers.