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  • Taiwan natural storage (clean)
  • Deep aged taste
  • Some calming Qi

Nice sweet-thickness and aged flavours, some calming Qi, reminds me of Mr Chen’s Yellow Mark but smoother and less bitter.

Smooth, comforting, easy to drink, but with good depth in the taste to keep one interested, a classic 80s-90s (early 90s probably) aged taste that one can drink quite a lot of without any ill effects. If you like this taste, the price here is pretty good considering the storage is clean.

Tong Qing Hao is one of the names of the old tea shops, but for tea of this age it doesn’t help very much identifying the tea as different people made tea under this name over the years.

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.



7 grams, 25 grams, 1/4 slice, full cake

1 review for 1990s Mr Chen’s “Tong Qing Hao”

  1. Nick M. (verified owner)

    Sweet aromatics, wet leaves in pot smell of mahogany and woody perfume. Very sweet burst of flavour, persistently sweet. It’s upfront and tasty. The soup is dark amber to start with, before lightening a bit, when it also starts to further thicken. Mid session it needs to be pushed more and woody notes come to the fore. Super clean processing and lovely transparent broth. There’s a nice solidity to it as the session progresses along with a mild milkiness that develops. Overall it’s an enjoyable, fun, fully resolved Puerh, with a sweet immediacy.

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