2006 7581 250 gram brick ripe
An authentic CNNP (China National Native Produce and Animal By-products Imp. And Exp. Corp.) product made by Kunming Tea factory in Aug. 2006 – the best batch according to the reviews on the net.
This Pu-erh brick of tea is known by its amazingly rich taste. These leaves have aged well over the years, and the rich flavor keeps lovers of the 7581 Edition teas coming back to this blend over and over again. The taste is a subtly smooth yet full of flavor. Perfect for drinking with dim sum meals, or for sharing with the best of company. Helps in digestion. Considered a medicinal tea in China, this Pu-erh is believed to reduce cholesterol levels and aid in weight loss. Pu-erh teas are aged before they are consumed, unlike other teas which are meant to be consumed shortly after production. Pu-erh teas are at least 1-4 years old, but can also be aged for more than 50 years! Over this time, Pu-erh teas ferment, which leads to their earthy flavor, as opposed to the flavor of Oolong or black teas, which comes from oxidation. Pu-erh teas are unique among tea varieties because they do not lose qualities after a year or two, but rather gain in value, and are classified by connoisseurs by year of production.