2012 "Sunveil" Qian Liang Slice Heicha
2012 "Sunveil" Qian Liang Slice Heicha
2012 "Sunveil" Qian Liang Slice Heicha
2012 "Sunveil" Qian Liang Slice Heicha

2012 "Sunveil" Qian Liang Slice Heicha

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Tastes like pure sunshine! A friendly heicha with a bright, clean flavor and a gorgeous collection of jin hua, or "golden flowers", the golden-colored yeast found only on certain teas from Hunan Province.

Many heichas can have a ton of fermentation aroma and taste, making them taste more wet and dark. This one is much more on the dry side of heicha, with a very clean and approachable flavor. A great introduction to high-end heicha from one of Hunan Province's best tea factories.

We recommend storing this tea in larger quantities on its own or with other Hunan heicha, to promote the development of the jin hua on the leaves. Jin hua yeasts are a living organism and will change and develop over time together with the tea.

Qianliang heicha is made by packing tea into large bamboo baskets that can fit dozens of kilos of tea. The tea is then compressed into one large log meant for aging. These tea logs are then sliced into smaller, much more manageable increments for daily drinking. 

A particularly clean and relaxing heicha, perfect for winding down in the late afternoon or evening. 

This tea was loosely packed in 900g increments into handwoven bamboo baskets to age in the long-term. It's common practice for Hunan heicha to be pressed and stored in larger quantities.  

From the same tea factory as our Alchemy, Gentle Giant, and Lotus Blossom heichas.

Origin: Anhua, Hunan Province, China

Harvest: 2012 

Notes: bright, crisp, clean, woody, sun-dried hay

Country Type of tea Rinse  Water Temp 1st steep 2nd steep 3rd steep
China Green No 190ºF / 88ºC 15 sec 10 sec 20 sec
China Aged white Yes 205ºF / 96ºC

1 min

15 sec

25 sec

China Classic white No 175ºF / 80ºC 30 sec 15 sec

30 sec

China Twisted oolong No 205ºF / 96ºC 30 sec 15 sec 20 sec
China Rolled oolong No 205ºF / 96ºC 45 sec 15 sec 20 sec
China Small leaves black No 205ºF / 96ºC 15 sec 25 sec 35 sec
China Big leaves black No
205ºF / 96ºC
45 sec 15 sec 30 sec
China Shou puerh Yes
205ºF / 96ºC
30 sec 15 sec 30 sec
China Heicha Yes
205ºF / 96ºC
30 sec 15 sec 30 sec
China Sheng puerh Yes

190ºF / 88ºC

30 sec

20 sec

30 sec

China Sheng puerh Yes 205ºF / 96ºC
15 sec
10 sec
15 sec