- Taiwan natural storage
- High quality buds-heavy leaf blend
- Thick dark old school puerh
This one is a bit more on the natural storage/darker side than other Mr Chen’s tea, still clean but it’s much more thick-sweet than complex, it also needs an energetic rinse. A great example of this of very well aged sheng puerh.
We found references that place this tea in early-mid 1990s but could also be older (80s). Pretty lucky we got it before Sothesby got to it, looks like the kind of old rare puerh that ends up on their auctions (half kidding, half serious).
Leaves look pretty good, there’s good strength left in the tea despite the advanced aging. A solid, dark old sheng cake to reach for often (one could easily spend 2-3 times as much for this quality of tea).
Mr Chen’s introduction
There’s actually a lot of old tea in Taiwan at much more reasonable prices than in mainland China, unfortunately most of what is found in Taiwan is too wet stored. Mr Chen, a personal friend of ours, old time collector, bought a few tongs of various teas during the 90s and early 2000s (before prices skyrocketed), and has been storing them in his home (dryly) since.
This kind of tea in China sells for crazy money, it’s very lucky we’ve access to these at all, Mr Chen has sold them to us at a very generous price and we pass the great deal on to you.
357g cakes nominal, weight loss over the years because of aging. Cakes packed naked in a tong, we’ll wrap them in a white wrapper for you.
Anonymous (verified owner) –
Excellent tea. Can not fault it. It’s Earthy smooth thick lightly sour and has long after taste. The qi is energetic.