1996 CNNP "Green Mark Te Ji" Ripe Pu-erh tea cake

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Pu-erh Tea
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Berries, Bitter, Coffee, Creamy, Caramel, Mushrooms, Plums, Wood, Earth, Cedar, Cherry, Herbaceous, Mineral, Molasses, Smoke, Smooth, Sweet, Autumn Leaf Pile, Camphor, Musty, Cocoa, Fruity, Spicy, Cacao, Dark Bittersweet, Thick, Vanilla
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Use 22 oz / 651 ml of water
Set water temperature to Boiling
Use 10 g of tea
Steep for 0 min, 15 sec
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“This is the oldest tea I’ve had to date. I used the entire 10g sample in my 160ml Jianshui clay teapot. I don’t know what this tea was like back in ’96, but thanks to both the age and the small...” Read full tasting note
“I love that Shu, its sweet, it has all the plesant notes that makes me relaxed, for me there are notes of smoked plum, cinnamon, cacao. Its taste changes in mouth from something intense to subtle...” Read full tasting note
“This tea is something special, its flavor is rich, woody with hints of caramel. I was kind of disappointed with its longevity, Around the 8th steep it started dying. Qi is quite heavy, relaxing ...” Read full tasting note
“Tea: TTB review: 1996 CNNP Green Mark Teji Ripe Prep: 100cc gaiwan, 6g. Longish steep to open her up, flash steep x2, 10s, 10s, 20s, 30s, etc.. Probably 8 steeps before it’s out. Sessions with this...” Read full tasting note


A special CNNP for Malaysia export ripe tea cake. Pressed entirely from 1st grade, Te Ji and broken Gong Ting grade Menghai area ripe tea. This tea cake features old green mark on old style pin-stripe offset paper. Nei Fei is not pressed into cake, as this inventory was to be sent to Malaysia where the wrapper was to be changed. Dry-stored in Kunming for 15 years this has developed an incredibly complex flavor and mouth-feel. The tea need only be washed once before drinking. The aroma is of cacao and fruit with some spiciness. The tea enters the mouth and fills it with pungent aroma and thickness. The taste also belies cacao and something spicy. The astute drinker will notice a mouth-watering effect accompanied by a protracted feeling and flavor in the mouth long after drinking. This pungent cha qi and flavor reminds me of raw pu-erh. Some people may experience a subtle drunken state after drinking this tea. Pleasant and clean aged tea, very rare and unique.

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Net weight: 357 grams per cake

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