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Nahan 2013 Spring

Nahan is located just above the famous village of Xigui in Bangdong county, Lincang prefecture. Nahan is to Xi Gui what Lao Man E is to Lao Ban Zhang, with stronger bitterness, complemented by honey sweetness. It is 100% gushu, full bodied, punchy and long lasting. Fantastic tea. We recommend tasting together with our 2014 Spring Nahan or our 2012 Spring Bangdong which is a blend of 4 tea gardens in the immediate vicinity of Xi Gui.

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Steeping Instructions:
We recommend 7g of tea leaves in a 100ml brewing vessel. Add boiling hot water. This tea can re-infused at least 10 times.

Nahan 2013 Spring

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Every steep just seemed to get better

Review by Dr Jim (from Steepster)
It didn’t hit me at first: a bit of off flavor in the first steep. After that, every steep just seemed to get better, through about the 5th steep. I’m now at the 8th steep, and there is still a lot of flavor. Mostly wood flavors, but fairly complex. A hint of bitterness and acid around the 3rd steep, but has since mellowed out. I wound up liking it a lot. (Posted on 9/5/15)

Pleasant gushu

Review by JN
Nice dry leaf aroma. Smooth and slightly sweet flavor. Pleasant. A bit of ku and tingle on tongue. Light huigan. Clean tasting but not deep. Wet mouth. Gushu long leaves. (Posted on 10/24/13)

Sweet and fruity

Review by Serg
I found this tea to be rather sweet and fruity in taste with peach notes. It has good bitterness also if brewed more concentrated. But it seems to be significantly less bitter than Tea Urchin's Bu Lang selection. I tried Nahan in form of Mao Cha and should say that the wet leafs were beautiful, they looked almost alive. (Posted on 9/25/13)

A really good tea with a nice price tag

Review by Thaneadpol
The dry leaves are long, full, and quite thick with a heavy aroma floral which is not forcefully striking but well preserved.

The tea is very good from the start, I rinsed once, there's no hint of smoke, the first infusion gives a considerably thick texture. The sweetness is almost immediate ; Full and smooth in the mouth and can be felt in the throat. Next three infusions are very thick and provide superb aftertaste but is a notch below LBZ. The flavour is also very nice compared with today's puerh standard as I wouldn't expect puerh to have a nicer, more complex flavour than good oolongs.

I expected more bitterness as you compared it to Lao man E but to my surprise, its not much more bitter than your LBZ. $99 is not cheap but the quality is there. A great deal compared to more famous villages in Banna.

To sum up, a really good tea with a nice price tag. (Posted on 8/24/13)

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