"Green Seal Top Tier" made in 2006 for CNNP ("Chinese National Company for Import and Export of Natural Products"). During the state monopoly on tea production in the middle of the twentieth century, the products of all the large Yunnan tea factories were decorated with the hieroglyph "Cha" surrounded by a ring of eight hieroglyphs "Zhong" named “Zhong Cha”. The very first was of red colour, so it called "Hong Yin" ("Red Seal"). Following the "Red Seal" appeared "Green Seal" and "Yellow Seal". In the 80’s tea factories gained independence, but continued to produce limited "vintage" pancakes for CNNP, which are in demand among amateurs.
In appearance: 390 g teacake. The aroma is mature, balsamic. The infusion is transparent with chestnut shade.
The bouquet of brewed tea is mature, fruity, with notes of dried berries, wood resins, spicy herbs, forest mushrooms, mint and citrus. The aroma is deep and warm, fruity. The taste is rich and soft, refined, with sweetness of dried fruits, refreshing lemon acidity and lingering finish.
Brew tea with hot water (95°C) in a gaiwan or a teapot made of porous clay. The proportion is 5 g per 100 ml. The time of the first steeping is about 10 seconds. After that do short steeps (just for 1-2 seconds), increasing steeping time for each subsequent step, if necessary. You can steep the tea up to 15 times.
«Zhong Cha Green Top Tier » is an excellent example of aged Puer for gourmets and connoisseurs – multifaceted and refined, retaining the brightness of colors and the power of "cha chi".