Qizi, which translates to "Seven Sons," is a fine tea from the Yunnan region of China, and is surrounded by legends that all may be as famous as Yunnan itself. One legend, from which the tea derives its name, explains that long ago, a father of seven sons fell very ill. One of his sons decided to give him the leaves from a particularly magnificent tea tree to drink to ease his pain, and upon finishing the tea the father was completely revived. Another legend explains how Qizi was often sent as a tribute to the Qing emperors, and among all the luxurious gifts that the imperial family received, this tea was one of their most favored. The importance of the preservation of this wonderful tea is something that is cherished throughout the Yunnan region. It took an exquisite combination of nature and technique to create this famous Pu-erh that we are proud to bring to you. We believe that Yezi's Qizi is as beautifully complex as the numerous legends behind it.
Our Qizi is available in 357-gram disks - the standard for this tea type. Being a Pu-erh shu cha, Qizi has been allowed to fully oxidize and ripen, making it a distinctively (and delightfully!) round tea. Much like a fine red wine, this tea has been called a "drinkable antique," as its exquisite taste only gets better with age. When brewed, our Qizi produces a deep red color with auburn hues that is reminiscent of a vintage Cabernet Sauvignon. Mellow, smooth, and full-bodied, this earthy tea calls to mind a scene of early morning mist rolling over newly sprouting fields.
Received this as a sample in my order and it was very nice. It is a full bodied tea with beautiful deep red color. It is earthy yet smooth. Very relaxing to brew and drink.
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