I puchased this unopened vintage tea from a gentleman in England. I approached this one carefully. I really did not know if it was even safe to drink. The tea was either a CTC or has been reduced to almost a powder over the years. When I poured the boiling water on it became darker than coffee within seconds. I let it steep for maybe 30 seconds. I thought maybe a rinse might be in order. The aroma is ancient yet sweet with a touch of wood and cinnamon and the flavor is too. The liquor is electric. It has this energy in my mouth that is wild. The second cup, steeped for a minute is much mellower. This tea has warmed me greatly and I am feeling a slight euphoria. This was different. This was wild….

The picture I enclosed is blurry. The tin has a scenes of older year China which is quite beautiful but I find it odd that they put it on an Indian-Ceylon tea….

Michelle Butler Hallett

Old-school English Breakfast blends used to include a fair bit of Keemun, which might explain the scenery.

Bonnie

How fun!

Michelle Butler Hallett

Fascinating. Does tea get more potent with age?

Doug F

cool! How old do you think it is?

Charles Thomas Draper

Yes Bonnie. It seems to me Michelle. Doug I am investigating that….

Charles Thomas Draper

@ Doug, The man says its from the 90’s. By the taste I am assuming the early 90’s

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Michelle Butler Hallett

Old-school English Breakfast blends used to include a fair bit of Keemun, which might explain the scenery.

Bonnie

How fun!

Michelle Butler Hallett

Fascinating. Does tea get more potent with age?

Doug F

cool! How old do you think it is?

Charles Thomas Draper

Yes Bonnie. It seems to me Michelle. Doug I am investigating that….

Charles Thomas Draper

@ Doug, The man says its from the 90’s. By the taste I am assuming the early 90’s

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I am an avid surfer, gardener, golfer and freespirit. I have been a tea drinker forever. Tea has provided me with contentment. I love White, Oolong, Green, Black and Pu’er. I do not care for flavored tea and nor will I comment on it.

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