1976 Chongqing Shancheng Tuo Cha
This beautiful aged tea is one of the most remarkable and unique dark tea products. Chongqing Tuo Cha (named after the city of Chongqing, Sichuan prov.) is famous product with long history and cultural tradition (since 1953), and exported to many countries. By the 1970s, the annual sales of Shancheng Tuo Cha has reached more than 8000 tons, several times larger quantity than the Xiaguan Tuo Cha production. On August 1983, This product was awarded the gold medal at the 22nd session of the World Food selection meeting in Roma; In 1985 won silver medal of National China quality product.
This tea is composed of selected material which come from 14 tea areas in Sichuan province, made by traditional manner and modern methods (hong qing, shai qing and chao qing) and pressed into tuo cha form. This tea was stored in Chongqing where is hot but not humid place until 2003, later moved into Guangdong good storage by tea collector. No signs of mold or other negative weirdnesses which could make the tea a pain to drink! The wrapping paper was yellow and became very brittle with age. The tea are broken and very easy to be crushed. There is not a complete tuo at all. This is the reason why the tea is very cheap for its age and quality. We recommend you buy sample first. We offer 8g sample with similar price like whole tea! For buy sample click here.
Previous infusions are deep red, very clean with rich aroma, woody and sweet with hint of plum. Late infusions are deep golden and very pleasant. On a personal note, the best is the last infusions.
Manufacturer : Chongqing Tea Factory
Production date : 1976
Weight : original weight 250g, now around 220-230g