1990's Loose Sheng Pu-Erh Tea
This loose-leaf Pu-Erh tea was harvested in the late 1990's in Yunnan Province's Xishuangbanna Prefecture. It was stored traditionally in a warehouse in Hong Kong until 2010, when it was brought to Taiwan. The dry leaves are a mix of deep browns to blacks with a slightly dusty appearance and an earthy aroma. When infused, the clear, dark reddish-brown liquor has a distinctively "old," almost peaty aroma. The infusions carry elements of "old" from the aroma mixed with earthy flavors that play nicely against the assertive backbone of semi-aged raw Pu-Erh Tea.
This tea is great to drink now, but it could/should take on some more complexity with some more years of storage, provided that it is stored carefully.
If you plan to keep it for a period longer than 6 months, please be sure transfer it to a cardboard/paper, ceramic or wooden container to allow moisture to move in and out of the leaves during storage.
Harvest: Late 1990's
Origin: Xishuangbanna, Yunnan Province, China
Storage: Hong Kong; Taipei (±2010-2014); Dallas, TX (1/2015-present)
Packaging: Resealable stand-up pouch
Weight: 50g (1.76 oz)