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  • Excellent Taiwan dry/natural storage
  • Good thick-sweetness
  • Very affordable and drinkable aged tea

Luxury ‘daily drinking’ aged tea, in a space where most tea with this kind of flavour profile always cost $300 or more, this is a no brainer if you want to drink this kind of tea on a daily basis and can’t afford the more expensive stuff.

This cake doesn’t have the strongest flavour or the most durability, but the storage has been great and there is a good level of thick, sweet taste that makes it very moreish. Late 90s to early 2000s.

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.



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

3 reviews for 1999-2003 Mr Chen’s Jia Ji Green Ink

  1. Chris (verified owner)

    Description very accurate! Enjoyable cake, happy to have this in my collection ❤️

  2. Anonymous (verified owner)

    I found it not so easy to tame at first in terms of bitterness. It doesn’t like to be pushed much. But I found a good level through faster steeps and now I can see this becoming a staple for after dinner sessions. Excellent price for this type of tea.

  3. Guillaume C. (verified owner)

    Better than a simple daily drinker in spite of the (low!) price for a cake this age. I’d recommend light brews if it fits your taste. You’ll find the cup has many subtle things to say. Five stars because of the quality/price ratio: it’s a no-brainer indeed.

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