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Edit tea info Last updated by Ron Studd
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205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 45 sec

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  • “Based on the description and the price I was initially concerned with what I was going to be getting when I ordered this tea. Fortunately, I was delighted to find it was an incredibly great tea! ...” Read full tasting note
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    rstudd 6 tasting notes
  • “This tea has the qualities of a classic ripe pu-erh taste (earthy and smooth). It also has a rich mossy smell that comes across in the taste and sets it apart from other aged shou that I have...” Read full tasting note
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    Degerrum 8 tasting notes

From Bon Teavant Market

Large Leaf from Old Trees
Amount of Tea: 4 oz.
Merchant: The Phoenix Collection
Origin: Yunnan, China
Leaf Characteristics: Loose Puerh
Varietal/Type: Yunnan/Large Leaf
Plucking Season: 20th Century/1990’s
Steeping Suggestions: Yixing or Porcelain 205ºF for 1 minute (first steeping), and shorter steepings after this.

Description:
Classic shou cha, collected by local villagers from old tress in Lan Chang District, Southern Yunnan. Large leaf varietal, 20th century loose leaf puerh from ancient trees and produced in traditional style.

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2 Tasting Notes

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6 tasting notes

Based on the description and the price I was initially concerned with what I was going to be getting when I ordered this tea. Fortunately, I was delighted to find it was an incredibly great tea! This is a tea I’ve frankly been avoiding posting on here because I didn’t want too many to find out about how awesome this tea is. Basically the second I first opened the bag it comes in, I knew it was going to be something delightful – the aromas coming from the bag a light earthy tone with distant smells of camphor and menthol. The leaves themselves are in good shape as well. The aroma of the tea when wet is very pleasant, invoking feelings of nostalgia with the light earthy smells. The taste is one of the key things to this tea that I find hard to pass up. This is a very reasonably priced and well made aged puerh from the 1990’s. The aging has been done perfectly, and this comes through in all facets of this tea.

When I made this up with some friends, we basically came to a conclusion on this tea that it is “a perfect introduction to puerh for many, and one that is both affordable and of high quality”. While I’ve had aged puerhs from as far back as the early 70’s, which are amazing, this is a very good puerh for every day consumption that won’t hurt your wallet.

Just another note – this is a tea that takes a while to lose all flavor, so I find myself steeping it many more times than other teas. It opens up nicely after the first few steepings and mellows out very nicely after a while.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 15 sec

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This tea has the qualities of a classic ripe pu-erh taste (earthy and smooth). It also has a rich mossy smell that comes across in the taste and sets it apart from other aged shou that I have tried. It has a quality all it’s own. I hesitate to say it, but it smells almost musty (but that turns out to be a good thing here).

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 15 sec

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