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trkendall said

Old Pu'er Tea given to me by my Great Aunt

I was given some very old Pu’er tea by my great aunt. I put the box in a stainless container and left it there until she passed away. My daughter and I got it out and used it recently. Loved it! Looked up the type of tea as we had never used it.
The only markings are the type of tea, the provence, and the mark of the company and the #100. Most of the writing is Chinese. It is the symbol of the now Menghai tea factory for CNNP company, but there is no import/export information, etc as is standard on most items from the early 70’s. My great uncle wound up in China during WWII and brought back many items from there. Would any Pu’er aficionado be able to look at a picture of the box and tell me if this tea came from the 40’s? It would be greatly appreciated.

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Would love to see some photos!
Menghai factory didn’t exist yet in 40s. But anyway it sounds a very interesting tea!

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trkendall said

Sorry. I clicked on the wrong factory. But the symbol used on the box is the present day CNNP. How can I post pictures?

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Javan said

I’d love to see a photo as well. Take a digital photo, upload it to a hosting site like Flickr or photobucket, copy a tag from that site for your photo, and post it here. There are other people who could probably guide you step by step, but that may be enough info for you. What does the tea taste like?

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trkendall said

Ok, There are 3 different ones. All of them are in Photobucket.
These are the only markings on the box what so ever. The tea is fabulous. Nice sweet note on the end. I guess if it is truly quite old we had a very expensive huge mug of tea! My aunt would have liked that thought. She would just laugh at me cringing at the thought of how expensive it could possibly be.

http://i1320.photobucket.com/albums/u539/trkendall1/tea3_zps2662bfee.jpg

http://i1320.photobucket.com/albums/u539/trkendall1/tea1_zpsc162b612.jpg

http://i1320.photobucket.com/albums/u539/trkendall1/tea2_zps0b9d73d8.jpg

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Javan said

Thanks for the photos. Here is hoping someone can translate.

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mrmopar said

Looks like a tea from the kunming factory with the “green tree and 10 red symbols around it”. Is there any type of tag embedded in the tea? It looks like a puerh brick. Any idea of the weight of the tea most “bricks” are 250 grams.

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trkendall said

@ mrmopar, these are the only markings and the #100 that is it. It was made before they started numbering and batching them, I know that. I believe it is 100 grams. It is a very old box to have no other markings on it no CNNP or Kunming factory label either, just the symbol. It began as the China Tea Trade Limited Company which is where I believe this came from. I just want to see if anyone knows what year it could possibly be from. I know that China began their numbering system around the mid 70’s, so I know it is prior to that. I am hoping someone has more information than that.

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