1990 CNNP "9016" Aged Ripe Puerh Tea Tuo Cha

Tea type
Pu-erh Tea
Ingredients
Pu Erh Tea
Flavors
Dirt, Spicy, Wet Wood
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Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 5 g 41 oz / 1225 ml

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  • “This is an interesting tea that I am not sure how to rate. It has lost every vestage of it’s fermentation flavor so that if I handed you a cup you would not know it wasn’t an aged raw. Before all...” Read full tasting note

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Aged for 26 years in Kunming dry storage this classic Kunming Tea Factory product is the oldest Ripe Pu-erh we’ve ever sold. 9016 recipe was first introduced in 1990 (ours offered here is the first batch produced ever). There are many fakes on the market, but this is the real deal and for anyone who has ever tasted aged ripe pu-erh in a dry storage condition will recognize the authenticity and uniqueness of this amazing tea.

When brewing we recommend using the hottest water possible and your best clay teapot (already seasoned for ripe pu-erh). I recommend using 5-6 grams per 100ml. The tea opens slowly and even after several infusions there are still clumps of tea. If you prefer a shorter session with a stronger taste you can carefully break up the tea into smaller pieces.

The taste is strong with a thick oily and pungent taste. There is something that can only be described as an aged taste (陈香) present that reminds me of our 1996 CNNP “Green Mark Te Ji” Ripe Pu-erh tea cake. There is a subdued and very high clarity qi present in this tea that is unique and enjoyable. Overall I find words are lacking to relate the experience of drinking this tea. Some will find this tea to be a necessity after drinking it, others will most certainly enjoy the experience especially with a few repetitions. We are offering 10 and 25 gram sample portions for people to try this incredibly rare and classic tea.

250 grams per tuo
Vintage: 1990
Kunming Tea Factory (a part of the CNNP Yunnan).

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This is an interesting tea that I am not sure how to rate. It has lost every vestage of it’s fermentation flavor so that if I handed you a cup you would not know it wasn’t an aged raw. Before all the aged ripe I have drank had that 1 % of the fermentation left so you could tell it was shou. This was also the most densely packed tea I have encountered in some time. It was extremely difficult to pry off a chunk. The tea itself had a spicy note that I take for aged flavor, strong at first and weak by the twelfth steep. There was also a little wet storage note although not very much. This I barely noticed. Overall I think this was a good tea but it is hard to rate because I do not have much to compare it too. It is really in a category of it’s own even when I try to compare it to the 1996 CNNP that Yunnan Sourcing sells. The 1996 shou had that last vestage of shou taste to it, this had none. Overall this was I think a good tea.

I steeped this twelve times in an 85ml Silver Teapot with 5.9g leaf and boiling water. I gave it a 10 second rinse. I steeped it for 5 sec, 5 sec, 7 sec, 10 sec, 15 sec, 20 sec, 25 sec, 30 sec, 45 sec, 1 min, 1.5 min, and 2 minutes. The tea was not done I could get a few more steeps out of it if I wanted to.

Flavors: Spicy, Wet Wood

Preparation
Boiling 5 g 3 OZ / 85 ML

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