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  • Clean natural taiwanese storage, home stored by collector since she bought it in 2005
  • A blend of ancient tree material from 6 famous tea mountains
  • Bold Taste and Qi
  • Reference CYH production

While the single-area ancient tree trend started in early 2000s, Shanzhong Chuanqi (“Legend of the Mountain”) was one of the first cakes blending ancient tree material from different areas, which is considered very good for aging (as the strength of one area compensates for weaknesses of others).

The tea is very intense both in Taste and Qi with room for more transformation (perhaps up to T5!)

Approx. 400g cakes, available as 1/4 slice (approx. 90-95g) and samples too.


Our review

Chen Yuan Hao 2000s productions review.


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

8 reviews for 2005 Chen Yuan Hao Shanzhong Chuanqi (T4+)

  1. Stephen (verified owner)

    This was an amazing opportunity to try something I’d typically avoid. The price is good for the powerful brew that you get with a tea session.

  2. Ryan (verified owner)

    This is quite a special tea. I feel like I need to be ready for an experience to drink this. Intense throat feel, immediately encourages deep breaths. Very powerful energy. Quite clean storage – very good.

  3. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Excellent material, I’d say the blend is a lot more suitable than the single origin 03 CYH productions in terms of aging.

  4. Alex (verified owner)

    Exceptional strength for a tea of this age. It left me feeling focused, grounded, and joyous. The storage seems to be nearly ideal. No off flavors. Wet enough to allow the tea space to evolve but dry enough to keep the taste of the leaves intact. Truly a “reference” production that shows what is possible when top quality material is expertly blended and carefully aged.

  5. Jaspuer (verified owner)

  6. Dean (verified owner)

    Scrumptuous taste, chocolate base sticks to roof of my mouth, sweetness and bitterness in a dark moose. Qi is uplifting and good quality.

  7. Francis (verified owner)

  8. James T (verified owner)

    Super clean and very smooth, but relatively simple in flavor. Medium-thick mouth feel. Initial flavor was nice and If I had to describe it, I’d say sweet dough and betel nut, but somewhat generic. Later infusions simply had an old book flavor. The flavor intensity is medium at the most.

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