The age of this tea or where exactly it came from was not told or given to me. That would be a plus if Souvia would give more information on the teas. Now, these Tuo Cha is nicely wrapped for something simple and convenient. The smell of it was earthy like wet or damp wood. Almost mushroom like. The taste was earthy with a light sweet wood taste that does go down smooth. I did get a few steepings not as many as I like to see with a pu-erh. Over all I would say this has nice quality to it and a better richness then other mini tuo cha.