2011 Baishaxi Tianjian 2kg Bamboo Basket - 50g Sample
Tianjian start to be produced in Qing dynasty by business man from Shaanxi prov. Tianjian, using 1st grade dark tea to compress, has a unique pine smoke incense. The loose dark tea leaf has seven kinds: “Yajian, Baimaojian, Tianjian, Gongjian, Xiangjian, Shengjian, Kunjian”.
Yajian, Baimaojian were packed in 500g basket and only used as gift from tea sellers. Use only high quality spring materials - one bud and one leaf.Xiangjian, Kunjian were made from old leaves. The process was very labor intensive but the tea could not be worth much at market. So both of them were no longer manufactured.
At present the Hunan loose Heicha on market basically has the following kinds: Tianjian, Gongjian, Shengjian and also relatively rare Yajian.
This tea is made by tender dark tea leaf raw material. The Tianjian and Gongjian Dark Tea, was compressed by foot in former times, with primitive bamboo package and setting forth the light sweet scent of bamboo leaves
The technology of dark tea has two notable characteristic in the processing of Hunan dark tea : Pile-Fermenting and Fire-Drying with pine wood during primary processing. Baishaxi TF must bake the raw material in "Qixing Stove" to add the special flavour of burned pine wood and remove the bitterness. "Qixing Stove" was created by the ancestors, because it had enough firepower, even distribution, proper smoking, large quantity when baking tea, has become the representative of baking stove indispensable for processing dark tea.
Traditional packaging of this tea is bamboo baskets, 25kg, 20kg, 2kg, 1kg or 500g. Some are repacking by tea factories later and offer in gifting package with high price.
We offer also CNNP Tianjian which is different in taste, without pine smoked taste.
Manufacturer : Hunan Provincial Baishaxi Tea Industry Co.,Ltd
Production date : 2011
Weight : 50g sample packed in ZIP pack (original weight is 2kg)
Small neifei inside bamboo basket: