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  • 100% pure ancient tree ChaWangShu
  • Sweet, thick, enveloping taste and aftertaste
  • The strongest (and most well balanced) taste Yiwu has to offer
  • Also the strongest Qi Yiwu has to offer, already turned on the grounding side by the aging

The “holy trinity” of Puerh for newcomers is generally considered to be ManSong, BoHeTang and LaoBanZhang. but ChaWangShu is the hidden gem of elite Yiwu single estate, despite the price being much more affordable. Real, full powered 100% pure ancient tree CWS is rarely seen on the open market (even less than the areas above) because pros stock it up and it’s mostly reserved ahead of time.

Compared to the excellently reviewed 2016 Gold Mark Gua Feng Zhai (also Tier 5), this cake is stronger, more intense and has less aged flavour and a bit less patience. Overall, this is a very ‘in your face/obviously good’ tea, the GFZ is more of a ‘good depth’ tea. You probably want one of each 🙂

Good in that effortless, no-faults typical of CYH tea, this is to my knowledge the best ChaWangShu available on the open market (by far). Aged by CYH in their own dry storage environment. Brew it strong, this tea shines with richness in taste and Qi.

There are 6 cakes in 1 tong, buy 1tong and get an extra cake + an extra slice of Gold Mark Gua Feng Zhai.

357g cakes and approx. 85g slices.


1 gram, 1/4 slice, full cake, 1 tong (6 cakes)+1 cake

3 reviews for 2016 Chen Yuan Hao ChaWangShu (T5)

  1. James T. (verified owner)

    A lovely, well behaved, flawless, refined tea. I brewed in porcelain with just enough 100c water to cover the leaves. Wet leaf has a deep, concentrated aroma, almost perfumed. Initial steeps complex and extremely well balanced with a nice clean semi aged classic Yiwu flavor. Around steep 7 it started to get sweet and continued to do so, with more intensity up to about steep 12. 15 steeps in and it’s still sweet and has more to give up.

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  3. Jean Hammond (verified owner)

    Thank you Una and Paolo and Puerh for such a special day. I was met with a beautiful space and people. I totally love what you do. I felt I had been embraced by the tea , family and friends . It felt so good to enter and experience a Sunday of none linear time . XXX

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