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  • Better material than usual Baoyan Jinchas (special order)
  • Mid 90s sheng with strong thick taste and impressive Qi
  • HK storage followed by dry taiwanese storage provides for an aged but clean storage experience
  • Obtained from taiwanese collector way below market price, which we pass on to you

Xiaguan Baoyan Jinchas are a staple of aged puerh – cheap and cheerful, they age from undrinkable to pretty great. The older we go back in time, the better material these jinchas use. Usually, by the mid-late 90s, material used was a bit too weak.

However, these Baoyan jinchas from Xiaguan use better-than-average material (you can see in pictures the leaves are not as chopped up as usual) which give it very strong taste (still has significant bitterness), and with the storage being pretty clean even though it’s so advanced, the combination is great.

Elsewhere, late 90s and lesser quality material versions of this jin cha, sell for up to £400/$550 (see in the gallery images). If you like old puerh, this is a tea to have.

Strong mind-stopping Qi, dark red infusions, very affordable: this tea ticks a lot of boxes.

The only “problem” with this tea is that it’s very tightly compressed. We sell a pre-broken up version too. Sample cost is a bit higher than usual because it takes quite some time to break up.

250grams nominal weight, ~220-230g actual weight.


7 grams, 10 grams, full jincha, full jincha (broken up)

1 review for 1990s Xiaguan BaoYan JinCha Special Order

  1. Francis (verified owner)

    This one is a face melter for me. I don’t really know too much about these xiaguan productions, and am very curious about the material and where its from. But this one has very strong astringency with lingering sweetness. And also the added bonus of a kick to the head.

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