2006 Changtai "65th Anniversary of Tong An Teahouse" Raw Pu-erh

Tea type
Pu-erh Tea
Ingredients
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Flavors
Bitter, Bread, Brown Sugar, Camphor, Dark Wood, Mineral, Orange Blossom, Orange Zest
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Loose Leaf
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Average preparation
Boiling 7 g 4 oz / 110 ml

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  • ““Trip to Changtai, vol. 2” Natethesnake nailed my experience with this tea. Good dry storage, fairly mild aged sheng that is a relaxing after-dinner brew. Antiquewoody, orange zest citric with...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Nice clean storage, $80ish a beeng, sweet caramelly, mild, floral citric, actually reminded of the orange blossom incense I burned in my teenage hippie phase. Got a dozen steeps. Nice big flushes...” Read full tasting note

From Yunnan Sourcing

Another wonderful Guangdong dry-storage Changtai cake made in honor of Hong Kong’s Tong An Teahouse!

A blend of high quality wild arbor material from spring 2006 was blended together and then pressed into this potent (and now) well-aged raw tea cake. Thick, smooth and complex with a nice bubbly cha qi makes this tea a must-have for lovers of semi-aged sheng. It’s also an excellent example of how nice a clean dry-stored Guangdong raw pu-erh can be!

Limited Quantity

400 Grams per cake (7 cakes per bamboo leaf tong)

Wrapper is bug-bitten and has little holes in it. There may also be some dust between the wrapper and the cake. Rinse tea once or twice briefly before drinking!

2006 Pressing

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“Trip to Changtai, vol. 2”

Natethesnake nailed my experience with this tea. Good dry storage, fairly mild aged sheng that is a relaxing after-dinner brew. Antiquewoody, orange zest citric with some mild pithy bitterness, orange blossom floral without being heady, fleeting brown sugar sweetness and baked bread. Incense tone, like light wafts have embedded themselves in porous wood furniture. Light aftertaste and a cooling mouthfeel that turns into side-tongue tingling and mouthwatering.

In general, mostly antique woody, citrusy, a touch airy — and mellow but with a background both heavy and bustling. Edited to add: There’s a warm, burly energy to it that makes me think of a cheery, swarthy, ruddy-faced drunkard who’s fond of rich foods.

The the previous day’s tea, 2018 Changtai Wild Menghai was like… arriving to a large city and being enamored with your new surroundings. A loud and long, grating bus ride later (the excessive rattling, bouncing and abrasive chatting of both the jalopy you’re an almost unwilling passenger in and the foreign souls surrounding you), you realize the seat spring that pushed its way into all the wrong places was actually the success of a pickpocketer (sucker only got some folded-up papers)… And your love for your new surroundings quickly turns bitter. But you reach your destination (2006 Changtai 65th Anniversary of Tong An Teahouse) and everything that picked and poked and rubbed you raw earlier becomes a distant annoyance, fading away as you step into a dark, wood-adorned tea house with a mild scent of orange blossom in the air. (I wonder what the Tong An teahouse is or was? like!)

Flavors: Bitter, Bread, Brown Sugar, Camphor, Dark Wood, Mineral, Orange Blossom, Orange Zest

Preparation
Boiling 7 g 4 OZ / 110 ML
White Antlers

applauds wildly for the tea house description BRAVA!

gmathis

Love your prose. Reminds me of “Dreaming Spies,” a favorite of mine in the Mary Russell/Sherlock Holmes mystery series. I think I have read more Holmes spin-offs than the Conan Doyle originals. I need to do something about that.

derk

meekly Thanks

mrmopar

@gmathis, ever read any Robert Howard? I like Doyle too.

tea-sipper

I love the Sherlock originals, gmathis! I think I read half of the books so far…

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Nice clean storage, $80ish a beeng, sweet caramelly, mild, floral citric, actually reminded of the orange blossom incense I burned in my teenage hippie phase. Got a dozen steeps. Nice big flushes with fat stems. Really good material for the price. This would be a good semi aged tea for beginners as there are no funky or overpowering flavors and the price is very good. I didn’t get much in the way of qi other than a bit of mild relaxation but I’m getting over the flu and for the last week I’ve been able to drink tons of Lao Mane and old tree Yibang without being able to tell much difference in my nonexistent energy. At this price this is the best tasting semi aged tea I’ve tried.

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